from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of dicotyledonous polypetalous plants, founded by Linnæus, belonging to the natural order Cruciferæ, tribe Sisymbrieæ.
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- n. biennial or perennial erect herbs having nocturnally fragrant flowers
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Glad someone else likes the l.ciliata – it grows here in the woods with hesperis where nothing else will work.
They belong to the hesperis or dame's violet, a common wild-flower in this valley.
Beyond this there were cliffs of the humid red tufa, and the myrtle and the holy thorn grew down their sides, and met in summer the fragrant hesperis of the shore.
Also on the scan is the flower of hesperis - Dame's Rocket, fothergilla's fragrant white bottle brush blossom, and the inevitable bleeding heart.
Sweetly scented hesperis is already setting seed, the digitalis have fizzled up their stems, and the greens, recently so fresh, are already