Lobaria pulmonaria
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Lobaria pulmonaria

lung lichen
tree lungwort

  genus lobaria 

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Genus  Lobaria Species  pulmonaria Variety  Cultivar  Common names  lung lichen   tree lungwort Family  Specimen number  S8531 Data source  DyePl p73;MedPl p227
Life cycle
Life form  Bryophyte Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  This whole plant has been used in traditional fabric dyeing. Beige and beige are common colors produced with Lobaria pulmonaria. Lungwort was used in British Columbia for dyeing. It is used in dyeing wool. No mordant is needed when dyeing with this plant.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  expectorant   tonic   antiasthmatic   astringent   demulcent Medicinal parts  Whole plant Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Lobaria pulmonaria has herbal applications as an expectorant, as a tonic, as an antiasthmatic and as an astringent. See the medicinal properties section for even more traditional herbal uses. Only the whole plant is used in herbal preparations.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Whole plant Dye color  beige,orange brown
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Lobaria pulmonaria most likely originates from British Columbia and Canada.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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