Dame's Violet

Latin Name:

Hesperis matronalis

Manx Name:

lus yn 'astyr


May - August

Locations where this species is found:
River Neb Maughold Clypse and Kerrowdhoo

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.

Dame's violet is relatively uncommon on the island and is mostly found around Peel, Foxdale and Colby.

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