Common name: honesty
Lunaria annua L. APNI*
Description: Sparsely pubescent biennial herb 50–100 cm high.
Leaves triangular, 4–10 cm long, 2–6 cm wide, toothed, cordate at base, petiolate except on upper stem.
Sepals 8–10 mm long. Petals c. 20 mm long, bluish purple. Silicula broad-elliptic to ± circular, 30–40 mm long, 20–40 mm wide; seeds c. 7 mm diam.; pedicel 10–20 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Widely cultivated as an ornamental; rarely naturalized. Native of Eur.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, *NT, *CT, *ST, *SWS
Other Australian states: *Vic.
Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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