hesperis matronalis


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dame's rocket

dame's rocket

Also called Sweet Rocket or Dame's Violet. This plant is often mistaken for Phlox (which has five petals), Dame's Rocket has just four. Flowers are purple, pink or white. Leaves have short hairs on both sides, making them feel rough. The plant is part of the mustard family, which also includes radishes, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and, mustard. The plant, leaves and flowers are edible, but fairly bitter. The seed can also be sprouted and added to salads. One way to identify a plant from the mustard family (all of which are edible) is the flowers have 4 petals with 6 stamens–4 tall and 2 short. NOTE: It is not the same variety as the herb commonly called Rocket, (Arugula) a salad green.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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Our overall objective was to determine the effects of established native plants, and nitrogen and water availability on the growth of Hesperis matronalis in a foothill grassland community.
We determined the effects of the addition of resources and presence or absence of neighbors on Hesperis matronalis growth in the field.
We chose to study the Ohio native Foxglove Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis), and the introduced weed Dame's Rocket (Hesperis matronalis).
Results for Hesperis matronalis parallel those for P.
Hesperis matronalis was apparently introduced many years previously to a homesite nearby.
For Hesperis matronalis, cover in both the control and treatment plots was determined before the current season's plants were pulled.
(*) Hesperis matronalis L.; Dame's Rocket; Roadside and northern floodplain woods; Common to abundant; C = 0; BSUH 13253.
TURNING SOUR: Sweet rocket, Hesperis matronalis, which has finished flowering can look a bit unhappy and spoil the fresh look that other early flowers give.
The herbaceous layer is rich in forbs, including Agrimonia parviflora, Eupatorium perfoliatum, Floerkea proserpinacoides, Galium aparine, Hesperis matronalis, Impatiens capensis, Laportea canadensis, Lysimachia ciliata, L.
But it's this time of year we want to think about and in the garden here one of our most delightfully fragrant flowers is Hesperis matronalis. It's fondly referred to by a wealth of country names, from sweet rocket to dame's violet - all referring to its fragrance.
Schwedleri, Alnus glutinosa, Asparagus officinalis, Berberis thunbergii, Betula nigra, Campanula rapunculoides, Chaenomeles speciosa, Chelidonium majus, Convallaria majalis, Euonymus fortunei, Hesperis matronalis, Iris germanica, Lespedeza bicolor, Lonicera tatarica, Narcissus poeticus, N.
Try Sweet Dame's Violet rocket (Hesperis matronalis - which is available from www.suffolkherbs.com)