Lobularia maritima

Sweet alyssum

  • Height:   1 ft - 3 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   flower
  • Flower Size:   minute
  • Inflorescence Size:   1 - 5 in
  • Flower Type:   clustered
  • Bloom Type:   summer
  • Flower Color:   pink - purple - red - whi
  • Native to California:   NO
  • California Range:   coast - inland
  • Water Requirements:   medium - low
  • Characteristics / Comments:   seeds/reseeds well - good as ground cover
  • Fire Resistant / Low Fuel:   TRUE
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   1,020,000
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Lobularia maritima

Common Name:Sweet alyssum

Lobularia maritima, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is non-native to California.

US Distribution:introduced
Plant Community(s):escaped cultivar,
Habitat:
Family:Brassicaceae

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alameda, Butte, ContraCosta, Fresno, Humboldt, Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Merced, Monterey, Marin, Napa, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Diego, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Solano, Sonoma, Ventura, Yolo

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

Website references on Google

Bloom Months
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