Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


663

Forb
Biennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Uncommon in NC Mtns, rare in NC Piedmont

Look for it in bottomlands, roadsides, moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
US Forest Service Southern Research Station

 

full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Lavender/Pink/White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4 petals
6 stamens strongly tetradynamous (2 short, 4 long)
Inflorescence a raceme

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Silique

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Brassicales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hesperis matronalis   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hesperis matronalis   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 088-17-001:
Hesperis matronalis   FAMILY Brassicaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Dame's Rocket