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Lobularia maritima (Sweet Alyssum)

Wikipedia Abstract

Lobularia maritima syn. Alyssum maritimum, common name sweet alyssum or sweet alison, also commonly referred to as just alyssum (from the genus Alyssum in which it was formerly classified) is a species of low-growing flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae.
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Infraspecies

Attributes

Height [1]  6 inches (0.15 m)
Width [1]  10 inches (0.25 m)
Light Preference [2]  Full Sun
Soil Acidity [2]  Neutral
Soil Fertility [2]  Mostly Infertile
Soil Moisture [2]  Mostly Dry
Edible [1]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [1]  Hermaphrodite
Lifespan [1]  Annual/Perennial
Pollinators [1]  Insects, Lepidoptera
Scent [1]  The forms of this species with white flowers have the refreshing scent of new-mown hay.
Structure [3]  Herb
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Avon Gorge Woodlands 376 England, United Kingdom
Braunton Burrows 3328 England, United Kingdom
Burnham Beeches 946 England, United Kingdom  
Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion 236876 Wales, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Eryri/ Snowdonia 48773 Wales, United Kingdom  
Exmoor Heaths 26455 England, United Kingdom
Fire Island National Seashore V 9433 New York, United States
Firth of Tay & Eden Estuary 38085 Scotland, United Kingdom
Hackpen Hill 89 England, United Kingdom  
Humber Estuary 90582 England, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Lizard Point 34565 England, United Kingdom    
Luberon Regional Nature Park V 406572 France  
Lundy 7573 England, United Kingdom  
Mojave and Colorado Deserts Biosphere Reserve 5901 California, United States  
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Norfolk Island National Park II 1723 Australian external territories, Australia  
North Norfolk Coast 7926 England, United Kingdom  
North Somerset and Mendip Bats 1387 England, United Kingdom
Palava Protected Landscape Area V   Czech Republic  
Parco Del Somma-Vesuvio e Miglio D'Oro National Park II 33648 Italy
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Philip L. Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center 6101 California, United States
Reserva de la Biosfera de Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve V 1777 Spain  
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Thorne Moor 4718 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  

Predators

Ascia monuste (Great southern white)[4]
Delia radicum (cabbage maggot)[4]
Eristalis tenax (drone fly)[5]
Eupeodes corollae[5]
Hemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale)[6]
Pieris brassicae (Large White)[7]
Pieris rapae (imported cabbageworm)[4]
Plutella xylostella (Diamondback moth)[4]
Pontia protodice (Checkered White)[4]
Zethenia rufescentaria[4]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Hyaloperonospora parasitica[4]

Distribution

Photos

Citations

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1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
2ECOFACT 2a Technical Annex - Ellenberg’s indicator values for British Plants, M O Hill, J O Mountford, D B Roy & R G H Bunce (1999)
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5The reproductive ecology of Medicago citrina (Font Quer) Greuter (Leguminosae): a bee-pollinated plant in Mediterranean islands where bees are absent, C. Pérez-Bañón, A. Juan, T. Petanidou, Ma A. Marcos-García and M. B. Crespo, Plant Systematics and Evolution Volume 241, Numbers 1-2, 29-46 (2003)
6Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
7Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
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