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Dame’s rocket

Hesperis matronalis

Description:

Hesperis matronalis is a herbaceous plant species in the mustard family, Brassicaceae. It has numerous common names, including dame’s rocket, damask violet, dame’s violet, dames-wort, dame’s gilliflower, night-scented gilliflower, queen’s gilliflower, rogue’s gilliflower, summer lilac, sweet rocket, mother-of-the-evening and winter gilliflower. Plants are biennials or short-lived perennials, native to Eurasia and cultivated in many other areas of the world for their attractive, spring-blooming flowers. In some of those areas, it has escaped cultivation and become a weed species. The genus name Hesperis is Greek for evening, and the name was probably given because the scent of the flowers becomes more conspicuous towards evening.



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3 Comments

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 7 years ago

Wow! Beautiful shots

sttweets
sttweets 7 years ago

Thanks!

Dilek Cifci
Dilek Cifci 7 years ago

Amazing

sttweets
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Wijdemeren, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Lat: 52.24, Long: 5.13

Spotted on Apr 25, 2012
Submitted on Apr 25, 2012

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