Also called annual honesty or "silver dollars", "Chinese money", or
"Chinese coins" because its seedpods have the appearance of silvery coins
in French it is known as monnaie du pape ("the Pope's money").
In Denmark it is known as judaspenge and in Dutch-speaking countries as judaspenning (coins of Judas), an allusion to the story of Judas
Iscariot and the thirty pieces of silver he was paid for betraying Christ. (from Wikipedia)
This is not a native plant. It is native to the Balkans.
It is a biennial. If sown one year it will flower the next year.
The Honesty plant has pointed oval leaves that have marked serrations.
In spring and summer it bears white or violet flowers,
followed by showy, light brown, translucent, disc-shaped seedpods (silicles).
The skin of seedpods falls off thereby releasing the seeds,
revealing a central membrane which is white with a silvery sheen.
The membrane persist on the plant through winter.These pods can be used in floral arrangements.