Pulmonarias and the Borage Family

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Timber Press, 2003 - Gardening - 240 pages
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This work on the family Boraginaceae details the biology, ecology, and cultivation of more than 200 species and hundreds of varieties. This family includes not only the popular genus Pulmonaria (commonly known as lungworts), but also many other highly ornamental plants. Apart from the old favorites such as forget-me-nots, comfrey, borage, heliotrope, and alkanet, the book details many less well known plants that include honeywort, gromwell, languid-ladies, and prophet flower. It gives full details on the biology and classification of Boraginaceae, pulmonarias in their habitat, cultivation and propagation, descriptions of Pulmonaria species and cultivars, and other plants of the borage family in the wild and in cultivation.

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The genus Pulmonaria includes perhaps the best known members of the vast Boraginaceae family, which contains 155 genera and about 2,500 species. This is a fully illustrated full-color book that ... Read full review

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Masha Bennett is a botanist, horticulturist, and naturalist who has studied Boraginaceae on three continents, both in gardens and in the wild. She has led many plant-hunting tours for the Alpine Garden Society and combines her work in adult education with horticultural research and writing.

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