Lunaria annua

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    Lunaria annua @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Lunaria annua @ Koishikawa Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Lunaria annua
Formal Name
Lunaria annua
Alias
Honesty
Habitat
Europe
Morph
Biennial plant

Comment

What is Lunaria annua

Lunaria annua ,commonly called as Honesty, is a biennial grass of the genus Lunaria, Department of Brassicaceae naturalized from Europe. It lets 4 valves flower of cruciate peculiar to Brassicaceae bloom in spring. The flower makes aromatic white and purple bloom and has six stamens. After a flower, It lets the unique green fruit of thin oval become. There is demand for dried flower. Flower's name are depend on Goda who took seeds from Europe during the Meiji period and cultivated. 

Comms on name: Lunaria annua , scientific name:Lunaria annua, aka: Honesty, origin: Central and southern Europe, living environment: garden plant, life type: grass, plant: 40 ~ 100 cm, stem: upright, leaf color : from green to brown, petiole with, leaf: oval, leaf: teeth with, phyllotaxis: alternate, flowers form: racemose inflorescences flowering: 4-6 months Flower diameter: 2 cm flower colors: purple and white flower: cross-shaped petal number four: the number of stamens 6 fruit shape: fan-shaped, and fruiting period: July-August, fruit color, Translucent Green, fruit diameter: 4 cm, seeds: 5-6.

Detailed information

Order
Brassicales
Family
Brassicaceae
Genus
Lunaria
Species
L. annua
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Cross
Leaf type
Ovate/Ovoid
Leaf edge
Dentate
Flowering place
GardenPlain/fleet
Color
Violet, White
Season
AprMayJun
Height
40 ~ 100 [cm]
Diameter
2 ~ 2

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