Flowers (cultivated). Photo: JC Schou, Denmark

Plants. Photo: Forest and Kim Starr, Hawaii

Seed case (cultivated). Photo: Zoya Akulova, California, USA

Line drawing in Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions . Vol. 2: 153

Common Name

Sweet Alyssum, Sweet Alison




Introduced perennial forb to 40cm tall. Leaves basal and alternating up the stems, 2-4cm long, linear to flat, hairy, margins entire. Flowers fragrant, white, pink, or purple, with 4 petals, in groups at the tops of the stems, and in groups on stems originating at the bases of the leaves.

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