forage friday: sweet rockets

Hesperis matronalis is an herbaceous plant species in the mustard family, Brassicaeae.

Friday is sharing day, on Facebook and Instagram, for whatever you were able to find such as fabrics, thrift store finds, plants, décor…. Last week I posted one of my favorite biennials. Yes, if you think it looks like purple mustard that is because it’s in the mustard family.  Like mustard it grows in very bad soil with very little watering.

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On the high deserts, it’s a tough and hardy plant for your garden. In North Dakota, because of the increased rainfall, it flourishes in the ditches. So its fair game for foraging and making a quick floral arrangement in a thrift store find with a few of my irises.

Hesperis matronalis is an herbaceous plant species in the mustard family, Brassicaeae.
vintage coffee pot set prefect for a foraged arrangement

Hesperis matronalis is an herbaceous plant species in the mustard family, Brassicaeae. It has numerous common names, including sweet rocket, dame’s rocket, damask-violet, dame’s-violet, dames-wort, dame’s gilliflower, night-scented gilliflower, queen’s gilliflower, rogue’s gilliflower, summer lilac, mother-of-the-evening, and winter gilliflower. Whew!

Hesperis matronalis is an herbaceous plant species in the mustard family, Brassicaeae.

Whatever name you call it, they are especially striking in the evening, they almost seem to glow and their scent increases. (remember it is all about those birds & bees)

Hesperis matronalis is an herbaceous plant species in the mustard family, Brassicaeae.
lovely mini purple & white irises

If you are interested in sharing your finds #foragefriday for Instagram or pop on The Nut House page on Facebook and post a picture in the comments.

May your weekend be filled with nuttiness!

lorin

Hesperis matronalis is an herbaceous plant species in the mustard family, Brassicaeae.
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