Honesty by Cherrill

Honesty

Week 16 of my 52 blooms project - how the weeks are racing by! This is Honesty - Lunaria annua, grown for its early nectar rich flowers and its silver round seed pods used in arrangements. In Dutch-speaking countries it is known as judaspenning (coins of Judas), an allusion to the story of Judas Iscariot and the thirty pieces of silver he was paid for betraying Christ. Once you have it in your garden, leave some of the seed pods to dry and seed themselves, you will never be without it!
Lovely colour and capture with great details in the petals. My Granny always called it Silver pennies
April 16th, 2018  
Lovely! I'll have to look for it this year, if spring ever comes!
April 16th, 2018  
lovely
April 16th, 2018  
So pretty.
April 16th, 2018  
Oh I love Honesty - especially the seedheads!
April 16th, 2018  
I found some of this growing in a local park and while researching what it was I learned much of what you described in your commentary. You even added more to what I had learned. Thank you! FAV!
April 16th, 2018  
Beautiful, just took some shots of my Honesty, not as good as yours, I will try again later Gherrill...
April 16th, 2018  
Really pretty flower - like the way it's marked. Enjoyed reading about its history.
April 19th, 2018  
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