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?

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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
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kevinbct

thanks esh here's a close up.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 2:33PM
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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
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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
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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
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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
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