Into the Woods 10
June 5, 2018
This entry was posted on June 5, 2018 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Flowers, River and was tagged with Dame's Rocket, nature, Northern Ohio, photography, Schoepfle Garden, trees, Vermilion River.
Beautifully presented, Linda – that deep shade is wonderful, and of course, the flowers, just delicious. They’re phlox, right? I think P. divaricata – we don’t have it out here, too bad. I used to love seeing it on roadsides, here and there.
June 5, 2018 at 5:10 PM
Thank you, Lynn. I used to think they were phlox. But resident-botanist David informed me otherwise some years ago. These are Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis), a member of the mustard family. “See how it only has four petals?” (As if that would tell me its name . . .) And yes, it does grow along the roads.
June 6, 2018 at 3:27 PM
Oh right! And four petals with that general look is a hint that it’s the mustard family, so I get why David said that. Then when it goes to seed, the seeds of mustards have a particular look. I think. 🙂
June 6, 2018 at 8:52 PM
Well, I’m glad you get that. I can never remember.
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June 7, 2018 at 10:41 AM