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Night Scented Stock

Natural History

Night Scented Stock is a member of the Mustard Family. The plant grows to 2 feet in height and has green, linear to triangular shaped leaves with toothed margins that grow to 2.5 inches in length. The plant typically grows in alkaline soils near water sources.

Night Scented Stock is not native to the desert southwest. It was introduced from Europe.

Night Scented Stock blooms in the spring and summer and produces lavender flowers with 4 petals which have crinkled edges. The flower opens in the late afternoon to evening and has a smell described as a mixture of Nutmeg and Vanilla.

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