Dame's Rocket

by Joe Zink June. 24, 2018 308 views

A member of the mustard family, Dame’s Rocket was cultivated in flower gardens in Europe during the middle ages. It was brought to the US in the 17th century and has spread across the country to become a cheerful spring wildflower, but is considered an invasive weed in Wisconsin.

In the the book called A Modern Herbal, published in 1931, the author notes that the leaves are high in vitamin C, and the seeds can be mixed with vinegar and applied to the skin to cure freckles.

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Laurie Madsen 1 year, 3 months ago

Hey neighbor- (I'm in MN)
I was browsing your blogsite and came across this picture and article.
One of these sprouted up in my flower garden as a volunteer. I didn't know what it was. Now I do, thanks!
I'll be eating the leaves along with the nettles this spring.
Thanks for sharing the info and the picture!

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