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Alyssum obovatum

Alyssum obovatum (C.A. Mey.) Turcz.

American Madwort

Brassicaceae (Mustard family)

Synonym(s): Alyssum americanum

USDA Symbol: ALOB5

USDA Native Status: AK (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 8 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


Canada: NT , YT
Native Habitat: Mountain slopes, cliffs, gravel, rocky places.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Alyssum obovatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Alyssum obovatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Alyssum obovatum


Record Modified: 2020-10-27
Research By: CBR

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