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Dame's Rocket - Hesperis matronalis
Other Names:  Mother-of-the-Evening, Dame-s-wort, Dame's Gilliflower

Non-native Species

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 0

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General Description
Taprooted perennial. Stems 50–100 cm, often branched above. Leaves all cauline, lanceolate, 3–10 cm long, sessile above, dentate. Vestiture of simple and branched hairs. Inflorescence an ebracteate, branched raceme. Flowers purple to white, fragrant; petals 17–23 mm long. Fruit glabrous, linear siliques, constricted between seeds, 5–14 cm × 1–2 mm; style 1–2 mm long; seeds in 1 row per locule; pedicels spreading, 10–25 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range

Non-native
 


Range Comments
Escaping cultivation throughout much of temperate North America; introduced from Europe (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 109

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Habitat
Moist, disturbed soil of fields and along roads, streams; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Management

References
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    • Jones, W. W. 1901. Preliminary flora of Gallatin County. M.S. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State College. 78 pp.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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