Hesperis matronalis L., Sp. Pl. 663 1753. (Syn: Antoniana sylvestris Bubani; Crucifera matronalis E.H.L.Krause; Deilosma inodorum Fuss; Deilosma matronale Andrz. ex DC.; Deilosma niveum Fuss; Deilosma runcinatum Fuss; Deilosma sibirica Andrz. ex DC.; Hesperis adenosepala Borbás; Hesperis albiflora Schur (Unresolved); Hesperis bituminosa Willd. (Unresolved); Hesperis euganea Marsili ex Ten. (Unresolved); Hesperis heterophylla Ten.; Hesperis hortensis Pers. ex Steud. (Unresolved); Hesperis leucantha Schur (Unresolved); Hesperis matronalis var. elata (Hornem.) Schmalh. ..; Hesperis oblongipetala Borbás ex Murr; Hesperis oreophila Kitag.; Hesperis pontica Zapal.; Hesperis pseudonivea Tzvelev; Hesperis sabauda Rouy & Foucaud (Unresolved); Hesperis sibirica L. .; Hesperis umbrosa Herbich (Unresolved); Hesperis unguinosa Schrank (Unresolved); Viola matronalis Garsault [Invalid];                                Hesperis alba J.S. Muell.);
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; 






ID Requested (20/06/2011 NSJ-02): ID requested for a shrub photographed at Gulmarg hills in June.
Flower size 10-15 mm.

Leaves in focus don’t belong to one in flowers. Leaves I hope are of tomato. Flowers of crucifer Hesperis matronalis.


Brassicaceae Wek: Hesperis matronalis L. from Kashmir: Hesperis matronalis L., Sp. pl. 2:663. 1753

Syn: Hesperis candida Kit.
Common names: Damask-violet, dame’s rocket, sweet rocket
A tall branching perennial herb reaching 1 m with alternate lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate leaves, 5-10 cm long; flowers about 2 cm long, 9-12 mm across, lilac or light purple, in terminal racemes, sweet-cented; siliqua 5-9 cm long, slender, beaked. 
Cultivated and frequently naturalized. Photographed from Gulmarg and Dachhigam in Kashmir.


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