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Dames Rocket

Dames Rocket

Dame's rocket

(Hesperis matronalis)

General description:

Showy, short-lived perennial or biennial, 3-4’ tall. Flowering stalks emerge in spring.

Ecological threat:

  • Invades moist and mesic woodlands, on woodland edges, and along roadsides, and in open areas.
  • Dame’s rocket is thought by many to be a native wildflower and is found in wildflower seed mixes and planted as an ornamental
  • It quickly escapes cultivation because of its prolific seed set.
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