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Iodanthus pinnatifidus (Purplerocket)
Wallace, George

Iodanthus pinnatifidus

Iodanthus pinnatifidus (Michx.) Steud.

Purplerocket, Purple Rocket, Purple-rocket, Violet-rocket

Brassicaceae (Mustard family)

Synonym(s): Hesperis pinnatifidus, Iodanthus hesperidioides, Thelypodium pinnatifidum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Silique
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul


USA: AL , AR , CT , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MN , MO , NJ , OH , OK , PA , TN , TX , WI , WV
Native Habitat: Shaded banks, thickets, wooded ravines, limestone or sandstone bluffs, bottomland woods, swamps, flood plains, creeks, streamsides.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Iodanthus pinnatifidus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Iodanthus pinnatifidus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Iodanthus pinnatifidus


Record Modified: 2021-05-24
Research By: CBR

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