Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Reseda lutea L. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

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Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black
Family Resedaceae
Reseda lutea L.
dyer's-rocket, yellow mignonette
Reseda: from the Latin resedare, "to assuage or calm," because of supposed sedative properties
lutea: yellow, from a source of yellow dye called lutum
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Status: Introduced - locally established
Plant: erect to drooping, biennial/perennial, up to 32" tall, smooth forb; stems widely branched; taprooted
Flower: green/yellow, 6-parted, irregularly-shaped, usually 6 unequal petals, the upper petals largest and often with a projection near the base, the side petals getting progressively smaller; inflorescence a dense, conical, terminal cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms June-Sept.
Fruit:capsule
Leaf:alternate, irregularly pinnately-divided
Habitat: disturbed areas, pastures, prairies
(Glossary)

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