Taxon: Iberis umbellata L.

Genus: Iberis
Family: Brassicaceae (alt.Cruciferae)
Tribe: Iberideae
Nomen number: 19652
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:649. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 23-Feb-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Feb-2010
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • annual candytuft  (Source: Zander Ency) - English
  • garden candytuft  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • globe candytuft  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • doldige Schleifenblume  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • roseniberis  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)

Distributional Range:


  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bosnia and Herzegovina ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Montenegro ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria
  • Australasia

    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Moldova ; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Germany ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Sweden
    • Southwestern Europe: Spain
  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Michigan, New York
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States California, Utah

  • Cultivated

  • Europe

    • Europe

  • Adventive

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia
  • Southern America

    • Western South America: Ecuador


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Allan, H. H. B. et al. Flora of New Zealand. (F NZeal)
  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. Flora of Java. (F Java)
  • Bailey, L. H. Manual of cultivated plants, revised ed. (Bailey)
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Cufodontis, G. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. (F EthiopCuf)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. (Glea Cron)
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. (L Medit)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Jalas, J. & J. Suominen Atlas florae europaeae. (Atlas Eur)
  • Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75. 1999 (L Ecuador)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • Miller, A. G. & T. A. Cope Flora of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra. (F Arabia)
  • Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  • Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest Flora of Iraq. (F Iraq)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea, ed. 2. (F Eur ed2)

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