Tuesday, May 27, 2008

'Money Plant'

This little lady bug must have found something good on the money plant. She waited patiently for me to run inside and grab my camera and stuck around long enough for me to snap quite a few pictures.
The money plant ended up in my compost by accident. I think I may have dug it up and tossed it in this spring when I took out a bush in the front yard. It didn't seem to mind it's new home.

'MONEY PLANT' Lunaria annua
This plant is a biennial plant and a member of the mustard family. It is attractive to long tongued bees and butterflies, and has a very nice fragrance. The seed pods form in a coin shape and when dried resemble papery coins.
Some other common names for this plant are 'Honesty' and the 'Silver Dollar Plant.'

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