Taxon: Alyssum alyssoides (L.) L.

Genus: Alyssum
Family: Brassicaceae (alt.Cruciferae)
Tribe: Alysseae
Nomen number: 2742
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:1130. 1759
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 02-Apr-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Apr-2012
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Pl Book)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Proc RS Edinburgh 89B:292. 1986)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Morocco
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia ; Russian Federation Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia Ciscaucasia
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan ; Kyrgyzstan ; Tajikistan ; Turkmenistan ; Uzbekistan
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan ; Iran
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus ; Estonia ; Latvia ; Lithuania ; Moldova ; Russian Federation-European part European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Czech Republic ; Germany ; Hungary ; Netherlands ; Poland ; Slovakia ; Switzerland
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bosnia and Herzegovina ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Macedonia ; Montenegro ; Romania ; Serbia ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal ; Spain

  • Naturalized

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Liaoning
    • Eastern Asia: Japan Honshu
  • Australasia

    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Germany
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Finland ; Norway ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
  • Northern America

    • Canada ; United States
  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina ; Chile

  • Cultivated


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  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
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  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
  • Dudley, T. R. 1964. Studies in Alyssum: Near Eastern representatives and their allies, I J. Arnold Arbor. 45:63.
  • Dudley, T. R. 1964. Synopsis of the genus Alyssum J. Arnold Arbor. 45:362.
  • 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)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. (F ConoSur)
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. (F Japan)
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  • Mouterde, P. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie. (F Liban)
  • Pignatti, S. Flora d'Italia. (F Ital)
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. (F Iran)
  • Rollins, R. C. & I. A. Al-Shehbaz 1986. Weeds of south-west Asia in North America with special reference to the Cruciferae Proc. Roy. Soc. Edinburgh 89B:292.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)


Check other web resources for Alyssum alyssoides (L.) L. :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image