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Hoary Alyssum
Berteroa incana

Hoary Alyssum (Berteroa incana) Other scientific names: Alyssum incana

French names: Berteroa blanche

Family: Mustard Family (Brassicaceae)

Flowers: Summer;  White;  4 parts (petals)

Leaves: Alternate, Simple, Entire

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 130   

Native/Non-native: Non-native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: incana: grey

Photographs: 66 photographs available, of which 8 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Hoary Alyssum (Berteroa incana) flower heads

A nice group of Hoary Alyssum flower heads, part way through their flowering cycle.

Hoary Alyssum (Berteroa incana) flower head

A single Hoary Alyssum flower head.

Hoary Alyssum (Berteroa incana) flowers

Hoary Alyssum flowers with fingers to show size.

Hoary Alyssum (Berteroa incana) plant

A Hoary Alyssum plant with the white flower head at the top of the stalk, and seeds forming below.

Hoary Alyssum (Berteroa incana) group of plants

A group of Hoary Alyssum plants.

Hoary Alyssum (Berteroa incana) plants in field

Hoary Alyssum plants in a field.

Hoary Alyssum (Berteroa incana) leaves and stem

Hoary Alyssum leaves and stem.

Hoary Alyssum (Berteroa incana) seeds

Hoary Alyssum seeds.

Range map for Hoary Alyssum (Berteroa incana)

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The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)