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Lunaria annua flowers.jpg
L. annua
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Lunaria

Lunaria annua - annual honesty
Lunaria rediviva - perennial honesty
Lunaria telekiana

Lunaria, common names honesty, dollar plant, money-in-both-pockets, money plant, moneywort, moonwort, and silver dollar;[1][2] is a genus of flowering plants in the family Brassicaceae. It is native to central and southern Europe and North America. Species include:

The Latin name Lunaria means "moon-like" and refers to the plants' decorative seedpods.[4]

They have hairy toothed leaves and terminal racemes of white or violet flowers in Spring and Summer, followed by prominent, translucent, disc-shaped seedpods, which are frequently seen in flower arrangements.[3]

They are widely grown as ornamental plants in gardens, and have become naturalised in many temperate areas away from their native habitat.


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  1. ^ "Lunaria annua". North Carolina State Extension. Retrieved 5 March 2022.
  2. ^ a b Todd, Jamie. "Plant 235 - Lunaria annua L. (Brassicaceae) - Honesty". Plants 400. Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford. Retrieved 5 March 2022. There are plenty of common names, many referring to money such as money plant, moneywort, penny flower, silver dollar and money-in-both-pockets
    The genus Lunaria contains only four species, the other three being the rare Lunaria telekiana, endemic to the Prokletije Mountains in the Balkans, Lunaria elongata and the perennial Lunaria redivivia..
  3. ^ a b RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 978-1-4053-3296-5.
  4. ^ Coombes, Allen J. (2012). The A to Z of plant names. USA: Timber Press. pp. 312. ISBN 978-1-60469-196-2.