That's the idea, at least. I'm walking westward from New York City for nine months or so.
If everything goes according to plan, I'll be in Oregon when the clock runs out.
If nothing goes according to plan, maybe I'll end up in Peru or Mongolia or Pennsylvania.
You can read all about the details of my trip
if you're so inclined.
Yes! But more vigorous looking than it is in Virginia.
I lived in that area. We (locals) called it Phlox or Prairie Phlox. Perhaps Dame’s Rocket is a regional usage for other parts of the US.
Phlox or Dame’s Rocket seems to be right. North-central PA here, and it’s all along the roadways… Here’s the Cornell University webpage on it… http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/homegardening/scenecd89.html
Considered a noxious weed by New York State.
Dame’s Rocket, which is invasive but no one seems to care (I’ve got some in my back yard here in W. Mich). Phlox is native, and is five-petaled with opposing leaves, Dame’s Rocket is four-petaled with alternating leaves. It’s a common mixup.