Common name: Sweet Alyssum
Lobularia maritima (L.) Desv. APNI*
Description: Perennial 5–40 cm high, ascending, hairy with simple or T-shaped hairs.
Leaves linear to lanceolate, 20–40 mm long, margins almost entire, hairy, ± sessile.
Petals 3–4 mm long, white, pink or purple. Silicula ovate to ± circular, 2–3 mm wide; valves convex, hairy; pedicel 8–10 mm long, spreading.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread garden escape. Native of Medit.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *NT, *CT, *CWS, *LHI
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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