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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hesperis matronalis   FAMILY Brassicaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hesperis matronalis   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 088-17-001:
Hesperis matronalis   FAMILY Brassicaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Dame's Rocket


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image of Hesperis matronalis, Dame's Rocket

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hema3_001_lvd

        

image of Hesperis matronalis, Dame's Rocket

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_matronalis

April        

The fragrant flowers are borne in showy terminal racemes on stem & branches, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


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image of Hesperis matronalis, Dame's Rocket

JK Marlow    jkm0405e_20

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Cultivated and escaped, now invading natural areas in northern states, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 088-17-001:
Hesperis matronalis   FAMILY Brassicaceae

 

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663

Forb
Biennial

Non-native: Europe

Habitat: 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:

 

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

 

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