Also called damask violet, winter gilliflower, summer lilac, mother-of-the-evening, and many other names.  Part of cabbage/mustard  family Brassicaceae.

Native to Eurasia.  Invasive > learn+quiz Invasive > in USA+Canada Invasive > report it! Invasive > in USA Invasive > in USFS (.pdf) Invasive > in Michigan inv. trading card (.pdf)

🚼︎ For kids!  This plant described in invasive species placemat (.pdf) series

Residents of North America may wish to replace this plant with their native alternative phlox  genus Phlox.

Learn more about dame's rocket Hesperis matronalis

Discover Life Encyclopedia of Life Google Google images Michigan Flora Missouri Botanical Garden USDA PLANTS db Wikipedia