Description: Annual herbs, hoary-tomentose.
Flowers in racemes. Sepals equal. Petals clawed. Stamens with appendages.
Silicula compressed, dehiscent, septum broad, without prominent veins; seeds 4–6 per loculus.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 150 species, Mediterranean to Siberia. Australia: 1 species (naturalized).
The record of A. minus (L.) Rothm. for the State is not substantiated.
Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
|One species in NSW: Alyssum linifolium|