Irish wildflowers


Photos: Lisa Aherne Co.Limerick


Honesty
Lunaria annua
Family: Brassicaceae

Flowering: April-June. Biennial. Garden escape. Introduced.

Purple flowers, unscented, 4-petalled. Occasionally white. Distinctive round, flat, silvery fruit. Long-stalked, toothed, hairy, heart-shaped basal leaves. Stem leaves stalkless, opposite. Erect growth habit. Height: To 1.5m.

Occasional garden escape, waste ground, roadsides, woods.

Similar: Dame's-violet, Hesperis matronalis

     


    
Above: Honesty. White form 2008, Honesty seedheads. September 2007. Photos J.Seawright

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