Annual Honesty, Satin-flower or Silver Dollar
Annual Honesty, Satin-flower    or Silver Dollar
Lunaria annua
Mustard Family - Brassicaceae
  Pathology Images Inc. 2002 2003
Native to Europe and naturalized in North America.
Photographed - early June at Eagle Lake
An upright (16 to 24 inches tall) herb with a loose terminal cluster of pink, 4-petalled flowers (about 1 inch wide). Seed pods flattened and expanded to form a thin round to oval disk.
Leaves alternate with lower ones triangular-shaped with a broad (3 to 5 inch wide) heart shaped base, bluntly toothed, velvety feeling and a long petiole.