Dame's Violet

Latin Name:

Hesperis matronalis

Manx Name:

lus yn 'astyr


May - August

Locations where this species is found:
River Neb, Maughold

A member of the mustard family, this plant is easily spotted in hedgerows and along riverbanks. It is native to Europe. The flowers vary in color from white to purple.

The Manx name for this flower is "lus yn 'astyr", which means "plant of evening".
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