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Hesperis matronalis [Dame's Rocket]


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 16:29

Rørslett, B. 2012. Hesperis matronalis L. (Brassicaceae). Dame's Rocket. Flowers photographed in visible and ultraviolet light. http://www.ultraviol...s-dames-rocket/

Hesperis matronalis L.
NO: Dagfiol
SE: Hesperis; aftonviol; trädgårdsnattviol
DK: Vellugtende Aftenstjerne
FI: Illakko
IS: Dagstjarna
DE: Nachtviole
EN: Dame’s rocket; 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; winter gilliflower

A medium- to tall-sized perennial species, it is native to Eurasia and widely cultivated as an ornamental plant. Although it is fully naturalised in Northern Europe, most populations there are found near built-up areas. The flowers are showy and become strongly fragrant in the evening.

Specimen photographed in situ near Oslo, 18 June 2012.

Attached Image: HESP_MAT_B1206182313_VIS.jpg
Image reference: HESP_MAT_B1206182313_VIS.jpg
Visible light. Nikon D300, Medical-Nikkor 120 mm f/4 lens, built-in ring flash.

Attached Image: HESP_MAT_I1206184797_UV.jpg
Image reference: HESP_MAT_I1206184797_UV.jpg
Ultraviolet light. Nikon D40X, UV-Nikkor 105 mm f/4.5, Baader U 2" (Venus) filter, SB-140 flash.

[Published: 26 Dec 2012. Last updated: 17 Jan 2013]