Dame’s Rocket

Blooming throughout the wooded areas of Amsterdam, NY this time of year is Hesperis Matronalis a herbaceous plant species of the mustard family commonly known as Dame’s Rocket.  They have clusters of flowers at the top of three-foot stalks that are purple, white or a combination of the two colors. This year must have been a particularly good year for the invasive plant because it can be seen everywhere in numbers that look like carpeting on the forest floors. There is an especially large group across from my house on the southern bank of Green Hill Cemetery.

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  1. diane

    Thank you again Jerry for the story and beautiful pictures. I look to the south of my yard and these flowers have taken over the back of two near by lots, and they are really very pretty to look at. But you say they are only temporary, so they are going to disappear soon? How sad.

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