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Dame's Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

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Family: Brassicaceae (Mustard)
Height: 1 to 3 ft.
Blooms: May to June
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size:  0.75 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Regular blooms, 4 parts
Location: Panhandle Trail
Date:  5/26/2013
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Dame's Rocket may be easily confused with:
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

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