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Dame's rocket

Hesperis matronalis

Description:

Some of the other common names for this member of the mustard family are: 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 gillyflower. Typically, the first year of growth produces a mound of foliage, and flowering occurs the second year; the plants are normally biennials, but a number of races can be short-lived perennials. The plants have showy blooms in early to mid-spring.

Habitat:

Valle Crucis Park


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Maria dB
Spotted by
Maria dB

North Carolina, USA

Lat: 36.21, Long: -81.78

Spotted on May 23, 2015
Submitted on Jun 14, 2015

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