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Greenfield, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 14, 2001
2:22 PM

Post #4832

Any ideas??? Julie

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May 14, 2001
3:00 PM

Post #74524

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Panama, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 14, 2001
5:46 PM

Post #74548

Or Honesty?

May 14, 2001
5:59 PM

Post #74554

At last! I can prove knowing about Plant Families has a use! Phlox is a member of the Polemoniaceae, and has five petals. This flower has four petals, so it isn't Phlox. This flower has four petals in a cross shape, so it's a member of the old Cruciferae (new name, Brassicaceae - flowers like cabbage flowers). I think it's Honesty (Lunaria annua).

May 14, 2001
7:23 PM

Post #74571

I agree Mary 4 petals in a cross shape gives it away. Honesty or Hesperia matronalis.
United Kingdom

May 14, 2001
7:35 PM

Post #74574

Definiteley Honesty (Lunaria)

May 14, 2001
8:01 PM

Post #74576

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Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)

May 14, 2001
8:49 PM

Post #74588

Patty, yes it does; in fact it was my first thought too until Mary's comment about the number of petals. Here's a link:


May 14, 2001
8:58 PM

Post #74592

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(Zone 7a)

May 14, 2001
9:18 PM

Post #74595

A verbena maybe?
Greenfield, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 15, 2001
1:34 PM

Post #74728

It now has large flat roundish seed pods coming on (right now they are green), isn't Lunaria "money plant"? I have quite a few of these, and had it on my want list! (Poppysue sent me seed from a varigated variety). I had never seen one bloom before, but always liked the dried seed pods. Thanks everyone! Julie

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