Taxon: Aurinia saxatilis (L.) Desv.

Genus: Aurinia
Family: Brassicaceae (alt.Cruciferae)
      Tribe: Alysseae
Nomen number: 6083
Place of publication: J. Bot. Agric. 3:162. 1815
Name Verified on: 11-Dec-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 20-May-1997
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • basket-of-gold  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • gold-dust  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • golden-tuft alyssum  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • golden-tuft madwort  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • rock madwort  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • praktstenört  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Man HerbPl)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Georgia
    • Western Asia: Turkey
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Poland; Slovakia
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. 1965-1988 (F Turk)
  • Dudley, T. R. 1964. Synopsis of the genus Alyssum J. Arnold Arbor. 45:392.
  • 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. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. 1984- (L Medit)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Still, S. M. Manual of herbaceous ornamental plants, ed. 4. 1994 (Man HerbPl)


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