The latin Lunaria in derived from luna meaning the moon. Referring to the rounded or elliptic seed capsules with a silvery sheen. These persist long after the seeds have fallen from them and are very sought after by flower arrangers. The common name honesty may come from the fact you can see the seeds through the translucent seed capsules. In other countries they are called Chinese coins, Pope's money, silver dollars. In late spring to summer, 4-petalled white or pink flowers emerge.

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