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Annual honesty

Lunaria annua


Is a tall (height about 1 m), hairy-stemmed biennial plant native to the Balkans and south west Asia, and naturalized throughout Europe, North America, and parts of Asia. In south-east Asia, it is called the "money plant" and in the United States it is commonly known as "silver dollars," "Chinese money," or "Chinese coins," because its seed pods have the appearance of silvery coins.


Just one showed up recently in the middle of our front yard.

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The MnMs
The MnMs 11 years ago

The seed pods are now developing. It has two and they really look like a quarter coin in size. I am waiting for them to dry to see if they turn silver and then I make another pic to show why do they call them coins :-)

VivBraznell 11 years ago

Beautiful set of images Marta. I love the seed pods in the autumn /winter

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The MnMs

Oud-Heverlee, Vlaanderen, Belgium

Spotted on Apr 16, 2012
Submitted on May 6, 2012

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