Lunaria annua

Lunaria annua

  • Lunaria annua
  • Lunaria annua
  • Lunaria annua
  • Lunaria annua
  • Flower name
    Lunaria annua
  • Scientific name
    Lunaria annua
  • Alias合田草, オオバンソウ, Honesty
  • Place of originEurope
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths, Garden
  • Flowering seasonApril, May, June

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.


  • Eye
    Brassicales
  • Family
    Brassicaceae
  • Genus
    Lunaria
  • Species
    L. annua
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    4 petals
  • Leaf type
    ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
    Toothed
  • Life typeBiennial plant
  • Flower colorsPurple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height40.0 ~ 100.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 2.0 cm

Random flowers