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A Woodland Plant for Identification...

Posted by Zaqa 10b (My Page) on
Sat, May 31, 14 at 16:12

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


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RE: A Woodland Plant for Identification...

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


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RE: A Woodland Plant for Identification...

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


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RE: A Woodland Plant for Identification...

  • Posted by Zaqa 10b (My Page) on
    Sat, May 31, 14 at 16:40

Thank you.


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RE: A Woodland Plant for Identification...

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.


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RE: A Woodland Plant for Identification...

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.


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RE: A Woodland Plant for Identification...

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


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RE: A Woodland Plant for Identification...

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


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