Species name:

Lunaria annua

Taxonomy

Genus

Species

annua

Nomenclature Melissopalynology

Classifier

L.

Distribution

Europe, Middle Africa, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and America. In Italy prefers gorges, moist and shady rocks (0 - 900 m)

Utility

Food, folk medicine and symbolism of wealth. Ornamental plant. It provides a pretty low contribution in honey production. Biodiversity.

Flowering time

IV - VI

Pollen colour

/

Pollen

+

Nectar

+

Pollen characteristic

Polar View: Subtriangular
Lunaria annua
Lunaria annua
Lunaria annua
Equatorial view : Subcircular, Suboblate
Lunaria annua
Lunaria annua
Lunaria annua