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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:32 am    Post subject: Need help with plant name. Reply with quote

Hi
I got a seed last year in a garden. The seed pod was oval in shape and about the size of a Euro coin. When the seed pod dried you could nearly see through it. The seed pod contained two or three individual flat seeds. I think its a silver penny or silver something due to the colour of the seed pods.

My question is what is its name and is it a perennial?
Thanks for your help.
Teresa

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure what you describe is a plant called Honesty ( Lunaria Annua )
It is very easy to grow, and once you put it into your garden, it will self seed and you'll always have it. It has purple/pink flowers in early summer which turn into those beautiful seed pods later.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fairly sure its biennial
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your help. Thats what it is alright.
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