Dame’s Rocket

Hesperis matronalis

Family Mustard (Cruciferae)
Bloom Late spring, early summer
Habitat Meadows, roadsides, forest edges
Status Non-Native
Cycle Biennial, Perennial
Height 3-4′
Flower Open clusters of pink (sometimes white or purple) flowers with 4 petals, each about 1″ in diameter.
Leaf Leaves are alternate, short-stalked or stalkless. Margins are usually finely toothed.
Notes Fruit is long cylindrical capsules.

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