Wild Flower Web
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-- All habitats --
Purple clusters, sometimes white, 4 petals.
Papery, translucent, oval seed pods which persist throughout winter.
Hairy, oval to heart-shaped, pointed leaves. The lower leaves are stalked and the upper are unstalked. The margins of the leaves are serrated.
The flowers are edible. When cooked, the seeds can be used as a substitute for mustard because they contain 'sinigrin'. This is a glycoside that is converted into mustard oil after the plant has been grounded into powder. The roots are also edible raw.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Annual Honesty, Bolbonac, Dollar Plant, Lunaria, Moon Plant, Moonwort, Penny Flower, Satin Flower, Silver Dollar, Silver Spoons, White Money Plant.
Farmland, gardens, hedgerows, meadows, roadsides, towns, wasteland, woodland.