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Anyone know what this nice purple plant is?

HeftyHefty Posts: 370

any ideas? many thanks!! i rather like it









  • chickychicky Posts: 10,402

    Looks like honesty to me ....if you leave it you willget the very distinctive seed heads laterimage

  • RainbowfishRainbowfish Posts: 276


  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Honesty.  Honestly.

  • HeftyHefty Posts: 370

    great! im real pleased its not some toxic weed thats gonna kill me!

    theres a few popping up here n there so ill leave em image

    many thanks, purple flowers r my fav!

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    The fruits are interesting as Chicky says.  Flat and circular, you can see through them, so there's no disguising whether they have seeds or not.  Hence the name.

    They will self-seed, moderately, and are easy to pull up if they appear where they're not wanted.  One of our more civilised weeds.  Sorry, wild plants.

  • chickychicky Posts: 10,402

    Here's what you've got to look forward toimage



  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,287

    And the latin name is Lunaria - or moon-shaped, as the seed pods look like the moon image

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • HeftyHefty Posts: 370

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah !!!

    now i recognise it!! i have seen those seed heads in my garden and wondered what they were!

    great, you learn something new every day! thanks all!!

    these r def most welcome in my garden

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,008

    Over here they're called "monnaie de pape" Pope's money.   There's a white flowered version too.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Daryl2Daryl2 Posts: 452

    We used to call them 'silver pennies' 

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