Taxon  Report   4114    
Hesperis matronalis  L.
Dame's rocket,  Dames rocket, Rocket
Hesperis matronalis
© 2011 Jean Pawek
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Hesperis matronalis
© 2002 Jennifer Forman
Hesperis matronalis
© 2001 Nick Kurzenko
Hesperis matronalis, a dicot, is a biennial or perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Hesperis matronalis
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
Genus: Hesperis
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Hesperis matronalis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).