Post a reply

Image
May 17, 2014 11:11 PM CST
Name: Marylyn
Houston, TX (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: Texas Daylilies Lilies
Cat Lover Garden Ideas: Level 1
Yet another one I think I should know, but don't. Hilarious! What is this plant? He lives in central Ohio.
Thumb of 2014-05-18/Marylyn/afa149
Image
May 17, 2014 11:41 PM CST
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator Hummingbirder Salvias Butterflies Birds
Plant Identifier Vegetable Grower Container Gardener Seed Starter Cat Lover Region: Georgia
It appears to be Dame's Rocket (Hesperis matronalis.)
When I was visiting Ohio and Pennsylvania years ago, I saw it blooming everywhere including thick stands of it growing by the roadsides.

Dame's Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

Smiling
Image
May 18, 2014 4:19 AM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Bee Lover Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Dragonflies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Cat Lover Garden Photography Butterflies Birds Spiders!
There's a long list of Hesperis, it could be Hesperis matronalis 'Alba', but it's not guaranteed.

Dame's Rocket (Hesperis matronalis 'Alba')

The form 'Alba' might be the same as Hesperis matronalis var. albiflora ..

http://www.rhsplants.co.uk/pla...

However, that is not listed on the Plant List.

http://www.theplantlist.org/tp...

The list on ATP ..

http://garden.org/plants/brows...

If it's a plant which appears to be endemic then you should check which species are in the area.

Strangely, a search for the genus in Ohio first brought up the straight species Hesperis matronalis with two subspecies, ssp. candida and ssp. voronovii ..

http://luirig.altervista.org/f...

After clicking on one of them, then going back I had to reselect the state Ohio, then it only showed Hesperis matronalis. Any subspecies, as far as I know, can be included in the straight species as they are essentially the same species with slight variations often due to location.

Hesperis matronalis is the only species it could be assuming we have got the genus correct, it looks like it to me.

http://luirig.altervista.org/f...
Last edited by JRsbugs May 18, 2014 4:24 AM Icon for preview
Image
May 18, 2014 9:18 PM CST
Name: Marylyn
Houston, TX (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: Texas Daylilies Lilies
Cat Lover Garden Ideas: Level 1
Thank you, Janet and Danita!! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
Last edited by Marylyn May 19, 2014 11:34 AM Icon for preview
Image
May 18, 2014 9:36 PM CST
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator Hummingbirder Salvias Butterflies Birds
Plant Identifier Vegetable Grower Container Gardener Seed Starter Cat Lover Region: Georgia
Hesperis matronalis isn't native to the Americas but is an Eurasian plant that was introduced here. It has spread enthusiastically and is even considered invasive and banned in some states. When I saw it growing in Ohio and Pennsylvania all over the roadsides, there were plants ranging in color from dark lavender-purple to pure white and every shade in between.
Image
May 19, 2014 3:42 AM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Bee Lover Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Dragonflies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Cat Lover Garden Photography Butterflies Birds Spiders!
I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up

I have it in my garden, growing from who knows when or where from. It's loved by some butterflies.
Image
May 19, 2014 7:19 AM CST
Name: Anna Sartin
Cincinnati, Ohio (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Daylilies Lilies Bulbs Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Garden Procrastinator
Region: Ohio Region: United States of America
So lucky, I LOVE Dame's Rocket! Used to have it where I used to live and it smelled amazing!
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.
  • Started by: Marylyn
  • Replies: 6, views: 734
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Zoia and is called "Strawberry Lipstick "

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.