Iodanthus pinnatifidus (Michx.) Steud.  
Family: Brassicaceae
purple rocket, violet-rocket
[Hesperis pinnatifida Michx., Iodanthus hesperidoides (Torr. & A.Gray) A.Gray, Thelypodium pinnatifidum (Michx.) S.Watson]
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Etymology: Iodanthus: from iodes for "violet-colored" and anthos for "flower"
Plants: erect, perennial, to 3' tall forb, unbranched below the inflorescence, mostly smooth
Leaves: toothed; lower leaves usually pinnately-divided towards the base, the lobes often appearing to clasp the stem
Flowers: purple to white, 4-parted; inflorescence a long cluster of stalked flowers; blooms May-June
Fruits: pod, long, thin, widely spaced
Habitat: moist to wet; woods; in alluvial soil
Conservation Status: Special Concern
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Matthew J. Zine  
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