Sp. Pl., edn 5, 3: 467 (1800) APNI
Plant 4–25 cm high, erect; hairs stellate, appressed, white-grey. Leaves sessile or petiolate, linear, oblanceolate or obovate, to 2 cm long. Sepals 1.5–2 mm long; petals 2–3 mm long, apex slightly notched, white. Fruit circular, 3–7 mm long, 2–4 mm wide; pedicels erect or spreading, c. 2 mm long; seeds 2–6 per locule in 2 rows. Flowers Aug.–Oct.
*LoM, *MuF, *MuM, *MSB, *OtP, *RobP, *VRiv, *Wim. Also naturalised WA, SA, Qld, NSW. Apparently native to Europe and Asia. Apparently confined in Victoria to the north-west where occasional on clay pans to sandy loams.
Characterized by stems with stellate hairs, and fruits less than 10 mm long, flattened with the septum across broadest diam. and with more than 1 seed per locule.
Lobularia maritima is often called 'Alyssum'.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|