Lunaria (common name honesty) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Brassicaceae, native to central and southern Europe and North America. It includes 4 species, the annual or biennial L. annua (syn. L. biennis), Lunaria elongata, the perennial L. rediviva and the rare Balkan species Lunaria telekiana
The Latin name Lunaria means "moon-like" and refers to the plants decorative seedpods.
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.