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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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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
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
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Protected Areas



Parasitized by 
Hyaloperonospora parasitica[4]


External References

USDA Plant Profile



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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
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
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