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|Family: Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Alyssum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Alyssum alyssoides (L.) L.
Habit: Hairs generally stellate, appressed, some spreading and simple. Stem: decumbent to erect, 0.5--3.5(5) dm. Flower: sepals persistent; petals 2--3(4) mm, linear to narrowly oblanceolate, cream, in age +- white; filaments slender, not winged. Fruit: (2)3--4(5) mm, round, bulged over seed, hairy; style 0.3--0.6(1) mm, glabrous to hairy at base; pedicel spreading to ascending, 2--6 mm. Seed: 1--2 mm, oblong to ovate; wing to 0.1 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=32.
Ecology: Disturbed areas, flats, ledges, bluffs; Elevation: < 1800 m. Bioregional Distribution: e KR, n SNH; Distribution Outside California: native to Europe, southwestern Asia, northern Africa. Flowering Time: May--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Alyssum
Next taxon: Alyssum desertorum
Citation for this treatment: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2017. Alyssum alyssoides, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=12873, accessed on January 24, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 24, 2017.