We've all heard the rhyme "April showers bring May flowers", but just what blooms in May?
Follow along as we post about a new flower every day in May, some familiar, some may be new, all beautiful in their unique sort of way!
This tall, showy, member of the mustard family blooms in purple, pink, and white four-petaled flowers.
While it's beautiful, smells nice, and is a bright pop of color wherever it grows, it is also a highly invasive plant (like its relative the garlic mustard) and should be removed wherever found.
While sometimes confused with the native phlox, upon closer inspection phlox has five petals per flower where as dame's rocket has four.
In the forest it competes with the native flowers for sun and water, growing much taller than most natives it can upset the native growth period.
Unfortunately this is one that is often included in 'wildflower seed mixes'.
Since 2015 we have been exploring and sharing all the amazing things we’ve found in nature.
Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who is most often found out in the woods.