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|Family: Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Biennial, perennial herb; hairs simple, stalked-forked, generally mixed with some stalked glands. Leaf: generally rosetted, entire to dentate or lobed; cauline petioled or sessile [base occasionally lobed or clasping stem]. Inflorescence: elongated; bracts 0 [throughout]. Flower: sepals erect, inner pair sac-like at base; petals white to purple, yellow, brown, or green, clawed. Fruit: silique, linear, cylindric to 4-sided or flat parallel to septum, late-dehiscent, unsegmented; valves 1--3-veined; stigma deeply 2-lobed. Seed: 4--40, in 1 row; wing 0.
Species In Genus: 25 species: Eurasia. Etymology: (Greek: evening, when some flowers are most fragrant)
eFlora Treatment Author: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Hesperidanthus jaegeri
Next taxon: Hesperis matronalis
Citation for this treatment: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2016. Hesperis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10587, accessed on August 31, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 31, 2016.