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Hesperis matronalis, Dame's Rocket, Mother-of-the-evening

Scientific name:  Hesperis matronalis
Common name:  Dame's Rocket, Mother-of-the-evening
Family:  Brassicaceae / Cruciferae, Cabbage Family
Flowering:  April-August

Hesperis matronalis, Dame's Rocket, Mother-of-the-evening


Derivation of the botanical name:
Hesperis, Greek hesperos, evening; alludes to the fragrance of the flowers at the close of the day
matronalis, refers to several traditional names like Mother-of-the-evening.

Hesperis matronalis, Dame's Rocket, Mother-of-the-evening


Hesperis matronalis, Dame's Rocket, Mother-of-the-evening


Hesperis matronalis, Dame's Rocket, Mother-of-the-evening


Hesperis matronalis, Dame's Rocket, Mother-of-the-evening


 
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