Ann, you never cease to amaze me with your incredibly vast knowledge of plants (the "common" names and the Latin, which you always know), smiling. Good for you girl, you go, girl, go!!! I know many plants by both the common and Latin name, but usually am more intune with the common.
Evening Primrose. I remember growing that when I had my nursery business. Such a beautiful description in the seed catalogue. I was very disappointed when I grew it and it turned out to be such a weedy, huge plant. Part of the description was that it was extremely fragrant. Perhaps my soils do not support this type of plant to have a sweet fragrance, but I never smelled nothing, no sweet scent that I thought would prevail through my gardens. I wound up ripping the many plants out, they were not tame enough for the areas that I chose for them to grow in.
Now Valerian. Holy smokin' smokes!!! I must get a picture of the Valerian out the back of my Sister's place, perhaps today I'll get out there. When you are smelling the flowers up closely, they reak!!! Truly stink. But.....if you are walking anywhere near the area, the sweet fragrance is nothing short of what will take your breath away. Don't understand the dynamics of how something can smell so beautifully that distance away, but stink up close. (By the way, ever smelled Valarian Root capsules, eeeks and more eeks!!!! I recall that stench so clearly, the capsules didn't taste so badly, but never, ever, smell the bottle that they live in, smiling). Beautiful days, to love and live, great health. Cindi