Two species of this genus, both native to Europe, are cultivated in North America for their showy flowers and especially for the large flat fruit with a satiny septum, which is attractive in dry bouquets and arrangements.
All species found in Lunaria
MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. August 22, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/genus.aspx?id=Lunaria.