Lunaria annua

Introduced from southeast Europe, Honesty is a biennial plant that flowers between April and June. The flowers are rich purple, pink or white whilst the leaves are heart-shaped. The green seedpods are large, circular and flattened and are firmly attached to the stem, they are then followed by a fruit which is a silvery, translucent membrane during the ripening process leaving 'Silver Penny' which is used in floral arrangements. They can be found on roadsides, banks, wasteland, rubbish tips and cultivated land.