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Lunaria rediviva

Lunaria rediviva, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Brassicales

Familia: Brassicaceae
Tribus: Biscutelleae
Genus: Lunaria
Species: Lunaria rediviva

Lunaria rediviva L.

Lunaria alpina Bergeret


Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum. Tomus II: 653. Reference page.


Koch, M.A. et al. 2019. Lunaria rediviva in BrassiBase Tools and biological resources to study characters and traits in the Brassicaceae. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 May 19.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Lunaria rediviva. Published online. Accessed: May 19 2019.
The Plant List 2013. Lunaria rediviva in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 May 19.
Tropicos.org 2019. Lunaria rediviva. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 May 19.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Lunaria rediviva in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names
беларуская: Луннік ажываючы
čeština: měsíčnice vytrvalá
Deutsch: Ausdauerndes Silberblatt, Wildes Silberblatt
English: perennial honesty
español: lunaria perenne, pesetas, yerba del nácar
eesti: Mets-kuukress
suomi: Ikikuuruoho
français: Lunaire vivace
magyar: Erdei holdviola
lietuvių: Daugiametė blizgė
Nederlands: Vaste Judaspenning
polski: Miesiącznica trwała, Miesięcznica trwała
русский: Лунник оживающий
slovenčina: mesačnica trváca
svenska: Månviol
українська: Місячниця оживаюча

Lunaria rediviva, known as perennial honesty,[1] is a species of flowering plant in the cabbage family Brassicaceae. This hairy-stemmed herbaceous perennial is found throughout Europe. It often grows in damp woods on lime substrates. Growing up to 1 m (3.3 ft) tall, it has large, pointed oval leaves with marked serrations. Clusters of fragrant, pale pink flowers are borne in spring. It is cultivated as a garden plant, and has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[2]

The Latin specific epithet rediviva means "growing again", "reviving",[3] in reference to its perennial habit, which distinguishes it from its biennial or annual cousin, Lunaria annua.


BSBI List 2007 (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
"Lunaria rediviva". www.rhs.org. Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for Gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 978-1845337315.

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