Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Money Plant


My neighbor tells me this is a "Money Plant"... for the coin-like seed pods. I said they should call it the "sliced cucumber plant".

7 comments:

windblownbutterfly said...

That's what my mother and my grandmother always called them as well. It made for nice childhood illusions and fantasies, but was quite a disappointment when I became old enough to realize how much those "coins" are actually worth.

Dianne said...

I loved those when I was a kid. Now we can't get rid of them from our yard because they spread like weeds :-)

Toby said...

I'd go with Muenster Cheese plant.

Sharon said...

I've never seen this plant before. As usual, lovely photo work.

Jeffrey Boulier said...

Lunaria annua or Lunaria rediva. It's also called Honesty, for the way the seed pods become translucent in the winter.

Rick Lee said...

Thanks for that info Jeffrey! Sounds like you know your plants.

Carol said...

I always thought it was called money plant because when the seed pods dry they turn a silver color and resemble a silver dollar.