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You might recognise this plant later in the year It forms papery like seed pods see the carousel which are white and flat
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Thanks! I have certainly seen the beautiful seed pods in our hedgerows later in the year, I hadn't realised what it looked like in flower!
Some others are suggesting lunaria rediviva - perennial honesty. What might the difference be between the two?
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Honesty is a tall (height about 1 m), hairy-stemmed perennial found in damp woods, and lime. It has large, pointed oval leaves with marked serrations
ANUAL v PERRENNIAL
You most likely will need to compare the seed pods and seeds inthese closely related species which are likely garden escapees .
In both these speces the seed pod is braod but in Annual it is Rounded in Reduva it is distinctly pointed There are other subtle differences as well
Perrenial is seen less frequently (see the NBN Distribution Map)
Your picture is likely Annual but to be absolute look at the seed pods
Thanks so much! Will check once pods emerge! It is increasingly proliferous now locally, so I am guessing it's annua. xxx
Perennial is Lunaria rediviva, not Reduva, in case Natalie wanted to do the research.
Oh no, I'm turning into a spelling fuddy-duddy!
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