Hesperis


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Hesperis

 

a genus of plants of the family Cruciferae. The plants are biennial or perennial herbs with violet, white, or yellowish-green flowers; the fruits are pods. There are 25 to 30 species, which grow primarily in the eastern Mediterranean region; in the USSR there are about ten species. The most prevalent in the southern European part of the USSR is dame’s violet (H. matronalis), which has violet flowers that smell pleasant in the evening. It is frequently grown as a decorative fragrant plant.

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Asynchronous rhythms in the emission of volatiles from Hesperis matronalis flowers.
See Edward Glaser, "Le chroniqueur portugais Jeronimo de Mendonca et son esprit de tolerance," Bulletin Hispanique 56 (1954), 38-48; Robert Ricard, "Le Maroc a la fin du 16e siecle d'apres la Jornada de Africa de Jerenimo de Mandonna," Hesperis 44 (1957), 179-204.
Fragrant, Sweet Rocket ABBY MORRIS PHILIP PARTRIDGE, AAIt's WITHOUT any doubt 'Sweet Rocket', hesperis matronalis, especially in the evening.
Sweet Rocket ABBY MORRIS AWITHOUT any doubt 'Sweet Rocket', hesperis matronalis, especially in the evening.
Jasmine and honeysuckle share the same characteristics and pale colouring associated with nocturnal pollination, as do phlox and hesperis.
Elle pourrait alors etre mise en relation avec l'etoile Hesperis, associee dans la chronique mozarabe a l'Hispania:
Hesperis matronalis (dame's rocket) is a biennial from Europe and Asia introduced as a horticultural plant approximately 150 y ago and now inhabits 83% of the states and provinces of North America (USDA, 2008).
Cottage plants are also valuable now, plants such as the mauve Hesperis, or sweet rocket, which we raised from seed last summer and planted in groups in the border where they are now in full flower, almost bush-like, and again scented.
Capsella bursa-pastoris and Hesperis matromalis, respectively, were
We investigated the effects of plant density on reproductive success for two insect-pollinated plant species--the native North American wildflower Penstemon digitalis (Foxglove-leaved Penstemon), and the showy introduced weed Hesperis matronalis (Dame's Rocket).
Flowering herbs common to abundant in the spring and early summer included Allium vineale, Cryptotaenia canadensis, Dicentra cucullaria, Enemion biternatum, Galium aparine, Geum vernum, Glechoma hederacea, Heracleum maximum, Hesperis matronalis, Hydrophyllum appendiculatum, Monarda fistulosa, Osmorhiza longistylis, Phacelia purshii, Ranunculus abortivus, R.