You may know honesty (Lunaria annua) by a different name; they are a few: moonwort, dollar plant, silver dollar, or money plant. Honesty is a large, hairy biennial plant native to western Asia and southeastern Europe.

Honesty Flowers

Honesty’s purple flower clusters make their spring debut and add color as soon as the spring bulbs fade. Honesty is a biennial herb in the Brassicaceae (mustard) family.

Honesty Flowers

Lunaria is a genus that consists of four species[1]. It can reach a height of up to 3 feet and is taller than it is wide.

Lunaria Annua Flowers

The papery and flat fruits are conspicuous and the most valued characteristic of this plant. The fruits tend to appear in midsummer, and the flowers bloom from late spring to summer.

Moonwort Flowers

Suggested Reading: Blue Winter Flowers

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Key References
  • [1]“Lunaria annua (Annual Honesty, Dollar Plant, Honesty, Lunaria, Money Plant, Moneywort, Moonwort, Silver Dollar) | North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox”. Accessed November 17, 2021. Link.


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