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Wild Mustard Growing in Flower Bed

Is there a yellow or golden color of Dames Rocket? I have something that looks just like Dames Rocket - 4 petal flowers in a yellow/orange color growing in my flowerbed. I just learned of the invasiveness of Dames Rocket.

The yellow-petaled pest you describe sounds like wild mustard (Sinapis arvensis), a relative of dame's rocket belonging to the mustard family.

This annual weed is often seen along roadsides and vacant lots. It is also right at home in the cultivated garden. It's a prolific seeder with seeds remaining viable in the soil for up to 10 years. Best control in the garden can be achieved by hand pulling plants as they appear, before they are able to set seed.

This annual weed is often seen along roadsides and vacant lots. It is also right at home in the cultivated garden. It's a prolific seeder with seeds remaining viable in the soil for up to 10 years. Best control in the garden can be achieved by hand pulling plants as they appear, before they are able to set seed. This and several other mustards are considered noxious weeds in many states. Removing them when first discovered will greatly reduce your workload in the future.

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