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DAME’S-VIOLET Hesperis matronalis (Brassicaceae) Height to 90cm. Hairy biennial or perennial associated with hedgerows and wayside places. FLOWERS are fragrant and 17-20mm across, with 4 violet or pinkish white petals; in terminal clusters (May-Aug). FRUITS are long, flattened and curve upwards. LEAVES are narrow, pointed, untoothed and stalked. STATUS-Widely naturalised as a garden escape.