Common name: Flax-leaf Alyssum
Alyssum linifolium Stephan ex Wild APNI*
Description: Herb to 30 cm, wiry, erect, grey-tomentose, hairs stellate, appressed.
Leaves ± oblanceolate, to 30 mm long, entire, sessile or petiolate.
Flowers 2–3 mm long. Filaments of stamens winged with variable lateral appendage. Silicula ± circular, to 6 mm long; valves flat, thin; pedicel 3–5 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in semi-arid areas; may be native. Native of W Asia & S Eur.
NSW subdivisions: *CWS, *SWS, *NWP, *SWP, *NFWP, *SFWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *W.A. *S.A.
Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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