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Lobularia maritima (L.) Desv.
SWEET ALYSSUM
Panalillo Mexico; Aliso Mexico; Arrocillo Mexico; Sweet Alice; Alyssum maritimum L Lam; Clypeola maritima L; Alyssum minimum L ex Pall; Koniga maritima L RBr; Sweet Alison; Alyssum maritimum (L) Lam

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Lobularia maritima (L.) Desv.
sweet alyssum

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General Information
Symbol: LOMA
Group: Dicot
Family: Brassicaceae
Duration: Annual
Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   I
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L48   I
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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
ALMA13 Alyssum maritimum (L.) Lam.
CLMA6 Clypeola maritima L.
KOMA2 Koniga maritima (L.) R. Br.

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Capparales
Family Brassicaceae ⁄ Cruciferae – Mustard family
Genus Lobularia Desv. – lobularia
Species Lobularia maritima (L.) Desv. – sweet alyssum

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1. Lobularia maritima (Linnaeus) Desvaux, J. Bot. Agric. 3: 162. 1815.

Sweet-alyssum

Clypeola maritima Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 652. 1753; Alyssum maritimum (Linnaeus) Lamarck; Koniga maritima (Linnaeus) R. Brown

Plants suffruticose (when subshrubs). Stems 0.5-2.5(-4) dm. Leaves: blade linear or lanceolate-oblanceolate, (1-)1.6 -2.5(-4.2) cm × (1-)2-3(-7) mm, base attenuate, apex acute. Racemes elongated in fruit, (1-)4-8(-16) cm, (dense). Fruiting pedicels (3-)4.5-6(-9.5) mm. Flowers: sepals often tinged purplish, (1.4-)1.5-1.7 (-2.4) mm; petals broadly obovate, (1.9-)2.3-2.8(-3.1) × (1.2-)1.6-2(-2.6) mm, abruptly contracted into claw; filaments 1.2-2 mm; anthers 0.3-0.5 mm. Fruits (1.9-) 2.3-2.7(-4.2) × (1.2-)1.6-2(-2.9) mm; valve margins thin, sparsely pubescent; style 0.4-0.6 mm. Seeds light to reddish brown, not winged, (1-)1.2-1.4(-2) × (0.7-) 1-1.1(-1.6) mm. 2 n = 24.

Flowering year-round (peak spring-summer). Roadsides, waste places, vacant lots, cultivated fields, walls, coastal fir zone, mainly along Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific coasts, also ephemeral inland; 0-800 m; introduced; B.C., N.S., Ont., Que.; Ariz., Calif., Conn., Del., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Miss., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Oreg., Pa., R.I., S.C., Tex., Utah, Vt., Wash.; Europe; Asia; Africa; introduced also in Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, Pacific Islands, Australia.

Lobularia maritima is widely cultivated as an ornamental; many cultivars are on the market. It was introduced to North America because of its drought tolerance and attractive, scented white flowers (R. Ornduff 1974). It has been reported as cultivated in the northern United States back to 1856 (A. Gray 1856). The cultivars naturalize very easily and have been known as locally established garden escapes in North America back to the end of the nineteenth century (N. L. Britton and A. Brown 1896-1898, vol. 2).

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Lobularia maritima
Lobularia maritima
Sweet Alyssum
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© 2008 Neal Kramer

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Lobularia maritima
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Lobularia maritima
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Sweet Alyssum
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© 2009 Thomas Stoughton

Lobularia maritima
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© 2009 Thomas Stoughton

Lobularia maritima
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© 2010 Thomas Stoughton

Lobularia maritima
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© 2010 Thomas Stoughton

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© 2010 Thomas Stoughton

Lobularia maritima
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© 2010 Michael O'Brien

Lobularia maritima
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© 2010 Michael O'Brien

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Lobularia maritima
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© 2011 Zoya Akulova

Lobularia maritima
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Sweet Alyssum
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© 2011 Zoya Akulova

Lobularia maritima
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© 2011 Zoya Akulova

Lobularia maritima
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© 2012 Aaron Arthur

Lobularia maritima
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ID: 0000 0000 0112 0827 [detail]
© 2012 Aaron Arthur

Lobularia maritima
Lobularia maritima
Sweet Alyssum
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© 2012 Aaron Arthur

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