Lab Cat

22 Apr 2008

H is for…

Filed under: abc along, Garden, Photo — Tags: , , , , — Cat @ 8:00 am

Honesty.

Honesty

The plant, not the behavior*. The plant Lunaria biennes is also called moon plant and money plant because the seed pods look like both money and the moon.

I also have purple honesty:

Purple honesty

Which puts a new light on “purple prose” if taken literally.

Honesty is a self seeding biennial. I have them every year because sometimes they manage to flower in the year that they germinate. Confusion reigns.

*Although honesty as human characteristic is good.

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain’t lawful tender for a loaf of bread. ~Josh Billings

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3 Comments »

  1. Very pretty honestly.

    Comment by Debbie — 25 Apr 2008 @ 5:07 pm

  2. I love flowers and I’m always impressed when someone knows the Latin names for things. I like the Latin names.

    Comment by Susan — 30 Apr 2008 @ 10:37 am

  3. Susan

    I did a course on Annuals at Longwood Gardens. I had to learn the Latin (scientific) name for plants including Honesty, even though it is really a biennial.

    It is convenient to know the scientific names of plants as there seem to be as many common names for plants as there are gardeners.

    Comment by Cat — 30 Apr 2008 @ 10:43 am


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