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My Life Savings

lunaria plants

My Life Savings.

These plants are, among other names, called “money plants” or “silver dollar plants” because these round bright green seed pods mature to a light tan and when the outer layers and seeds are removed what’s left is a thin, papery, translucent creamy-white sphere; because this also resembles a full moon, they are also called “lunaria”.

But the joke is on the money plants—they seed themselves all over the yard and this year are doing quite well. if I had this much in my pockets I’d be doing pretty well. But they also look lovely with the late afternoon sun shining through them, and beauty is priceless.

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