Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Hesperis matronalis L. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Derek Anderson

Hugh H. Iltis

Hugh H. Iltis

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Paul E. Berry

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Flora.cyberia
Family Brassicaceae
Hesperis matronalis L.
dame's rocket
Hesperis: from "evening" for evening fragrance of the flower
matronalis: matronly, from Roman festival of the matrons celebrated March 1st
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Status: Introduced - naturalized; ecologically invasive
Plant: erect, biennial/perennial, 2'-3' tall forb; stems often with upper branches
Flower: purple to white, 4-parted, 3/4" wide, fragrant; inflorescence a loose cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms May-Sept.
Fruit:long, thin pod narrowing between the large seeds; stout, widely-spreading stalks
Leaf:upper leaves not clasping
Habitat: full to partial sun; disturbed sites, woods, roadsides
Notes: to eradicate, pull plant or cut flowers; burn; use broadleaf herbicide
(Glossary)

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