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Taxon: Lunaria annua L.

Genus: Lunaria
Family: Brassicaceae (alt. Cruciferae) tribe: Lunarieae
Nomen number: 22794
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:653. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 09-Apr-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 10-Apr-2012
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania [s.w.]; Serbia

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores, Madeira Islands
    Eastern Asia: Japan
    New Zealand: New Zealand
    Northern Europe: Ireland; Norway; Sweden
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Germany; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Latvia; Lithuania; Ukraine
    Southeastern Europe: Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: Spain
    Eastern Canada: Canada - Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
    Western Canada: Canada - British Columbia, Manitoba
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Idaho, Oregon, Washington
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California, Utah
    Southern South America: Argentina - Neuquen, Rio Negro

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Lunaria annua L.:

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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