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Hesperis matronalis flowers.jpg
Hesperis matronalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Hesperis

Hesperis is a genus of flowering plants in the mustard family. Most are native to Eurasia, with several endemic to Turkey. Many plants of this genus bear showy, fragrant flowers in shades of purple and white. One of the more widely known species is the common garden flower Dame's Rocket (H. matronalis).

Species include:[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Duran, A., et al. (2008). Chromosome numbers in the (sic) some taxa of Hesperis L. (Brassicaceae) from Turkey.[dead link] Intl J Nat Eng Sci 2:1 53-56.
  2. ^ "GRIN Species List". Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2008-04-01. 
  3. ^ Turkish Plants Species List Archived October 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.

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