A Woodland Plant for Identification...

Zaqa(10b)May 31, 2014

Please help me ID this plant. Almost looks like a translucent lunaria, but it is not...

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chibimimi

As long as none of the leaves we see belong to it (because none of them look right) it might be Dame's Rocket.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2014 at 4:17PM
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duluthinbloomz4

Saponaria Officianalis. Aka common soapwort, bouncing-bet, crow soap, and soapweed.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2014 at 4:19PM
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Zaqa(10b)

Thank you.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2014 at 4:40PM
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linaria_gw

That is no soap wort or Saponaria. That would be from the carnation family, Cariophyllaceae and have 5 petals.

The plant on the pic has 4 petals and the long seed pods point to the Brassicaceae, like cabbage or rapeseed. Looks more like a Hesperis.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2014 at 6:49PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

It's Hesperis matronalis - Dames Violet or Dames Rocket. Four petals - Brassicaceae. You can see the leaves down the stem.

Saponaria officinalis is Caryophyllaceae - five petals.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2014 at 5:46PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Curious - Linaria's post wasn't there when I replied. Sorry for the repetition.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 7:37AM
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linnea56(z5 IL)

4 petals is the tip off. My parents woods had loads of these. Dame's Rocket.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 3:20PM
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