Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Iodanthus pinnatifidus (Michx.) Steud. image
Photographer: Richard Bauer           

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Family Brassicaceae
Iodanthus pinnatifidus (Michx.) Steud.
purple rocket
Iodanthus: from iodes for "violet-colored" and anthos for "flower"
pinnatifidus: pinnatus for "feathered;" fidus for "separate, divide"
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, perennial, to 3' tall forb, unbranched below the inflorescence, mostly smooth
Flower: purple to white, 4-parted; inflorescence a long cluster of stalked flowers; blooms May-June
Fruit:pod, long, thin, widely spaced
Leaf:toothed; lower leaves usually pinnately-divided towards the base, the lobes often appearing to clasp the stem
Habitat: moist to wet; woods; in alluvial soil

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Hesperis pinnatifidus Michx.
Iodanthus hesperidoides (Torr. & A.Gray) A.Gray
Thelypodium pinnatifidum (Michx.) S.Watson

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