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I have once again found flowers growing in the wooded part of our backyard. Right beside our firewood pile. They look familiar, but I can’t quite put my finger on what it is. Any ideas ?

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  1. I think they are called Dame’s Rocket. I always thought they were a type of wild phlox. But they have five petals (phlox)
    I have them in my back lot and thought I could transplant a few. Had no luck, so I leave them be. 😉

  2. Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis) It looks like Honesty, but it’s taller, with less flowers and is usually lightly scented. Love your postings you been so busy 🙂

  3. Erin, The votes so far look like Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis) or Honesty / Money Plant (Lunaria sp.) Both are biennials in the Mustard (Crucifer) family. Watch the seed formation to tell them apart — Money Plant forms large round disks with a few seeds scattered on them, Dame’s Rocket doesn’t. Dame’s Rocket is considered invasive in some areas, but is also included in many wildflower seed mixes. You may also be able to tell the different because Dame’s Rocket is considered fragrant. My guess is Dame’s Rocket because the leaves look narrower and less rounded than I’m used to seeing on Money Plant.

  4. Ooh I just read through the comments & am glad I did! I thought it was some sort of phlox too. I tried to steal some from the neighbor’s neglected wild yard last year with no success. Looks like someone else had trouble transplanting them too..

  5. Yup, it is Dame’s Rocket. I grow honesty also, and that’s not what it is. 🙂 Dame’s Rocket grows profusely along the woods all around our property and the perfume in the evening is HEAVENLY.

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