Taxon: Lunaria annua L.

Genus: Lunaria
Family: Brassicaceae (alt.Cruciferae)
Tribe: Lunarieae
Nomen number: 22794
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:653. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 09-Apr-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Apr-2012
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Zander ed13)

Distributional Range:


  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bosnia and Herzegovina ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Macedonia ; Montenegro ; Romania ; Serbia

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal Azores, Madeira Islands
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan
  • Australasia

    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus ; Latvia ; Lithuania ; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Germany ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Ireland ; Norway ; Sweden
    • Southeastern Europe: Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: Spain
  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
    • 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
    • Western Canada: Canada British Columbia, Manitoba
  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina Neuquen, Rio Negro

  • Cultivated


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