Dame's Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)
Image ID: ahgh35Tap/mouseover and drag to zoom/pan.
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: Allegheny Highlands Trail
More photos of this flower
- Garden Phlox
Dame's rocket has four petals, while phlox has five.
- Wild Blue Phlox
Dame's rocket had four petals; phlox has five.
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.