Moonwort (Lunaria biennis)
$1.00 - $5.60
In colonial American times, this plant was a popular choice in flower gardens because of its ornamental properties when dried. The silvery, nearly transparent seed pods led to many common names such as Honesty, Moonflower, and Silver Pennies. According to historical record, Thomas Jefferson once grew this species in his extensive experimental gardens at Monticello. The genus name Lunaria means “moon,” referring to the appearance of the seed pods.