lined our trail on our easter walk and is coming up now in the wildflower garden. It has many common names including dame's rocket, damask violet, dame's-violet, dames-wort, dame's gilliflower, night-scented gilliflower, queen's gilliflower, rogue's gilliflower, summer lilac, sweet rocket, mother-of-the-evening and winter gilliflower.
It is often mistaken for phlox which blooms later in the year.
Rosebud lips and soft copper eyes
Waited on by fireflies
Crowned with fern and laurel bits.
She's Eo's sister...Hesperis.