Travel Theme: Transformation

Honesty (Lunaria annua) is an annual which has lovely bright spikes of purple or white fragrant flowers in summer.

honesty flower
Honesty / Lunaria annua

In winter the seed pods are round (moon-shaped) and when the skin drops off to release the seeds, a lovely translucent silver disc is left. Called ‘The Money Plant’, ‘Silver Dollars’, or ‘Chinese coins’.

honesty seeds
Honesty Seed Heads

Quite a transformation.

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Heyjude

I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

35 thoughts on “Travel Theme: Transformation”

  1. I have always seen those ‘Chinese Lantern’ seed pods, but never knew the flower associated with them. Thanks for educating me Jude. Lovely colours too.
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. Well, I was going to post this on the flower blog (I usually do with flower themes) but decided to risk it on here. I guess you could say that Travel Words is ‘evolving’ and may need a new moniker before long – but what?

  2. I’ve seen the silver disks but I don’t recall ever seeing the flower. I guess I’ve noticed the disks because they are so unusual. I’ll have to keep my eyes open from now on hoping to catch the flower.

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