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Another Wildflower needs ID???

Posted by esox07 4b Wisconsin (My Page) on
Wed, May 16, 12 at 23:47

Here are some beautiful flowers that we get every May around here. I am hoping someone can give me their name and any other information they know.

They grow in the roadside ditches and it seems mostly where they have a north exposure or overhanging trees providing shade.
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Bruce


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Hesperis matronalis


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  • Posted by esox07 4b Wisconsin (My Page) on
    Thu, May 17, 12 at 19:46

dandy line:
Thank you very much for the assistance.
Bruce


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AKA Dames Rocket, a non native. Looks nice and flowers copiously. But, it over runs the native populations and eventually kills them off. Considered a noxious weed in Colorado and other states.
I thought they were nice once upon a time and then had to expend a lot of effort in eradication. Be careful what you wish for!


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Not known to displace natives in WI. In fact, wherever I see Dame's Rocket, eradicating same would simply leave more room for burdock, buckthorn, etc.

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Dame's Rocket is an invasive species in Wisconsin. As Dandy Line said, be careful what you wish for.

Here is a link that might be useful: Dame's Rocket - Invasive Species


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considered by USDA as noxious in these states: Colorado,
Connecticut, Massachusetts; in SW Michigan it does not seem to be a serious problem just as northeastwisc suggested. Although in Connecticut it is classified as: invasive and banned, e.g. illegal to move, sell, purchase, transplant, cultivate, or distribute. I just transplanted some specimens myself because they seem to attract interesting insects and butterflies in the wild; the plants even set seed and I got self-set seedlings at the end of the summer, so they do seem to be quite prolific.


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Really!? So all those native Monarda in the photo aren't getting displaced?

Dame's Rocket is invasive in Michigan too, FYI...

http://mnfi.anr.msu.edu/invasive-species/InvasivePlantsFieldGuide.pdf


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