But plant-wise the journey is far-ranging, what with stops for chatter about sweet rocket (Hesperis
matronalis, you can eat the flowers), California poppies (Eschscholzia californica, and not really poppies at all), comfrey (Symphytum officinale, a bee magnet but it will take over your garden), blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum, related to the huckleberries scattered through the Coast Range) and common mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris, the whole genus has medicinal uses).
(1955): "Mogador et les Iles Purpuraires", Hesperis
, XLII, pp.
Nearby are purple flowered geraniums and another biennial plant, hesperis
, the sweet rocket with its 3ft tall shoots covered in sweet smelling mauve flowers.
Marion, "Note sur le peuplement de Tanger a l'epoque romaine," Hesperis
, 35 (1948): 125-30.
solidaginea (Triana & Planch.) Kuntze, Revis.
rapa  Cleome anomala Kunth  Hesperis
Anthony Disney (Brookfield: Variorum, 1995), 85-111; Andrzej Dziubinski, "L'armee et la flotte de guerre marocaines a l'epoque des sultans de la dynastie saadienne," Hesperis
Tamuda 13 (1972), 61-94.
Burning bush, winged spindletree Hesperis
A personal favourite is sweet rocket (Hesperis
matronalis), particularly the double form, which goes back to Tudor times.
Vajda in 1951 (Hesperis
, 12), liturgical pieces like the Passover Haggadah or other elements of ritual, the public teaching of adults and women through the intermediary of the drashah, `preaching' on the Sabbath, feast-days and special points in the Jewish calendar, which makes use of traditional homiletic literature, the Midrash and Aggadah, the world of Jewish legend and the imaginary and folkloric world of local mythology.
The apples in 'the orchard of the Hesperides' (175) which Antonio mentions were guarded by the Hesperides (daughters of Atlas and Hesperis
), who were in turn aided by the dragon Ladon, offspring of the giant Tython.