Hesperis martronalis 

Dame's rocket

Names and Myths

Hesperis pertaining to the evening (when the flowers are sweetest)

martronalis a lady

Natural history / Folklore

Naturalized from Europe. It’s white flowers are visible at night, and it releases it fragrance after sunset attracting moths which are its chief pollinators.38

Leaves, buds and flowers can be eaten raw.32

Species List Family Group
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May – August Flowers white, pink and purple often forms colonies. Roadsides, fields, open woods.5