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dames Rocket

Genus: Hesperis.

Species: Hesperis matronalis.

Dame’s Rocket, Sweet Rocket, or Dame's Violet (Hesperis matronalis) is an attractive, but invasive plant. A common garden flower introduced to America from Europe in colonial times, it is invading Wisconsin woodlands and has the potential to become ecologically devastating to native plant species. Dame's rocket is listed as a noxious weed by the United States Department of Agriculture. This weed in the mustard family has many similarities with garlic mustard, a related plant that has inundated woodlands in southern and eastern Wisconsin in recent years. Dame's rocket has been around Wisconsin for many years, but seems to be showing up in more and more sites all the time. It is now at a relatively early stage of encroachment

think I will keep this in a pot!!

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