Tuesday, 26 March 2013

What's in a Name?

Two of my favourite spring flowers have just come into bloom; one on the roadside near the house, the other in the woods. But whilst the name: "Star of Bethlehem" conjures up a lovely image, "Lungwort" sounds rather less attractive.

Common Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum)

Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis)

I think they are both beautiful, but I'll leave you to judge for yourselves..:

(As its name suggests Lungwort was traditionally used as a remedy against lung diseases)

NB. For regular readers The Village Hanging Santa is no more!! 


Jean said...

We have nothing at all in flower in our Derbyshire garden - apart of course from the snowdrops which are still buried under several inches of snow. (Which serves them right !!)

I can't wait to see what is in flower in our little gardenn in LGP - it can hardly be worse !!

Susan said...

Both beautiful flowers. I love how intensely blue lungwort is, and insects love it too.