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7569 Honesty

Observed: 18th April 2009 By: Wildlife Ranger
Freshwater Environment & Ecology Trust
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Description:

Spring Plant forming the white translucent papery seed capsules commonly seen in lanes and by ways

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Species with which Perennial Honesty (Lunaria rediviva) interacts

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annua

I thought annua was the common Honesty seen in lanes and byways? Stace lists rediviva as a rare casual and garden escape.

Ian
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Anual versus Perrenial

This I believe is Lunaria rediviva ( and I am open to correction) I traced it from the garden as a garden cultivar and over the years it has appeared to have spread down the lane boundary i did check with the owner who said he planted these some years ago in an attempt to screen off his garage at the edge of lane
They can be tricky to tell apart both are about a metre and have rough serrations to the leaves. The garage Plant appear densely every year without fail. I'll do back to Stace and dissect out the key features as separate images if possible as it is a good question

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rediviva

I was not doubting your ID, but your comment suggested that this was the common species of Honesty seen throughout the countryside, which I though was the other species, annua.

Ian
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Anual versus Perrenial

I'm not sure about the prevalence of each species Ian , what might be locally common in one area might not be in another area and so on , but there is an increasing trend of escapees and naturalising species becoming more common in the wild with better weather . Its quite good you pose such questions as if I dissect out the images into the Key Components identified in Stace it may help others

Best Wishes

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