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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Dame's Violet

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The English name for Hesperis matronalis, a herbaceous plant belonging to the natural order Cruciferae, and closely allied to the wallflower and stock. It has an erect stout leafy stem 2 to 3 ft. high, with irregularly toothed shortstalked leaves and white or lilac flowers, 4 in. across, which are scented in the evening (hence the name of the genus, from the Gr. g cr repos, evening). The slender pods are constricted between the seeds. The plant is a native of Europe and temperate Asia, and is found in Britain as an escape from gardens, in meadows and plantations.


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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Dame's Violet'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/bri/d/dames-violet.html. 1910.

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