Lunaria annua
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Lunaria annua

money plant
silver dollar

  family brassicaceae 
  genus lunaria 

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Genus  Lunaria Species  annua Variety  Cultivar  Common names  honesty   money plant   bolbonac   silver dollar   moonwort Family  BRASSICACEAE Specimen number  S11478 Data source  HtZn p137;Xeri p278
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' 6" - 3' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 06a-09b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 08-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Lunaria annua can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -10� Fahrenheit. Moonwort (also known as honesty, money plant, silver dollar and bolbonac) needs summer days with high heat. It likes moist soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest  silver dollar sized round translucent se Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement  Cool Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  It does not necessarily require warm days for good production.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Lunaria annua has an annual life cycle. Flowers: Moonwort (locally known in some parts as honesty, money plant, silver dollar and bolbonac) has flowers in clusters on leaf covered stems. Most often the blossoms occur in either pink or purple.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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