Plant ID help

kevinbctJune 11, 2013

found this plant behind the garage in the shade near the woods border, looks like some sort of phlox to me, anyone know sort of plant this is?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
esh_ga

Could you show a closer picture of the leaves? If it is Phlox, the leaves should be opposite one another on the stem. This appears to be alternate leaf arrangement.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 12:01AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kevinbct

thanks esh here's a close up.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 2:33PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
esh_ga

I think it is dame's rocket, Hesperis matronalis, which is not native to the US.

Here is a link that might be useful: dame's rocket

    Bookmark   June 13, 2013 at 11:12PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
woods_man(6b MO)

It's definitely dames rocket. It can proliferate abundantly given the right woodland setting, which can be beautiful during it's peak bloom, but which can crowd out other less rambunctious woodland plants, so be sure to control it if it's in an area with valuable woodland plantings.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 6:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
fredilino

Here in Brazil the commum name is "Ladie Kiss" or ""Turkey Kiss"
look this picture that i found in another site, i think they are very similar, is not?

This post was edited by fredilino on Sat, Sep 21, 13 at 15:02

    Bookmark   September 21, 2013 at 3:01PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
florauk(8/9)

fredilino - your picture shows Impatiens. This is not the same plant mentioned in the above thread, nor is it related.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2013 at 7:14AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Wild grape vine
The woods surrounding my house are all strung together...
leigh_va
killing the invasive yaupon!!!!
I dream of a woodland garden! I have the perfect area...
calsmom
Problem With My Redbud Tree
Greetings! We planted a native Redbud this Spring,...
suzieQ_MI
Nut identification
A women on my postal route has a tree that I thought...
jreist
Trouble with growing mayapples
I have had good success with many woodland natives,...
linda_schreiber
Sponsored Products
Lazy Susan Gold Leaf Sock Bun Entry Table
Beyond Stores
Compact Herb Stand
$34.99 | Dot & Bo
Lavender Herb Bunch D├ęcor
$14.99 | zulily
Teak Leaning Plant Stand
Signature Hardware
Opera Rectangle Table - Fermob
$653.00 | HORNE
Jaipur Barcelona I-O Estrellas Abstract Pattern Red /Orange Indoor/ Outdoor Rug
Hayneedle
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™