Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park

 
 

Dames Violet
Hesperis matronalis
of the Cabbage family
a perennial or biennial
70-120 cm high
blooms May-August
likes damp, shady places
can be seen around the thicket beside the North end of the footbrige over the Calder

   
Also known as Sweet Rocket and Dame's Rocket, these plants are often grown for their lovely sprays of fragrant purple, lavender, or white flowers. The tangy flowers are edible and can be used in salads and fruit dishes