Dame's Violet
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 28th May 2020 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 105 mm macro lens.
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Dame's Violet

Dame's Violet

Dame's Violet.
Species :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Hesperis matronalis.
Brassicaceae .
biennials or short-lived perennials.
dames-wort, dame's gilliflower, night-scented gilliflower, queen's gilliflower, rogue's gilliflower...and more
Habitat:
Blooms
Height:
Feature:

Partial shade where soils are moist with good drainage.
Early to Mid Spring

Up to 100 cms high.
The name Hesperis is Greek for evening, andthe name was probably given because the scent of the flowers becomes more conspicuous towards
evening.