hoary alyssum

(Berteroa incana)

Conservation Status
hoary alyssum
 
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

NNA - Not applicable

SNA - Not applicable

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
Weed Status
   
 

RS – State restricted weed seed

Prohibited noxious weed in Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Douglas, Hubbard, Manomen, Norman, Ottertail, Todd, Wadena, and Wilkin counties.

     
           
 
Description
 
 

The four petals are deeply divided, and look like eight petals arranged in four pairs.

The fruits are oblong and fat.

 
     
 

Height

 
 

10 to 28

 
     
 

Flower Color

 
 

White

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
 

Giant chickweed (Myosoton aquaticum), chickweeds (Stellaria ssp.), and mouse-ear chickweeds (Cerastium ssp.) have five petals, not four.

Spring Whitlow grass (Draba verna) is a very short plant, reaching only 3" at maturity. The leaves are all basal, the stems are leafless.

 
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Disturbed sites.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

May to September

 
     
 

Pests and Diseases

 
 

 

 
     
 

Defense Mechanisms

 
 

This and other mustards (family Brassicaceae) produce chemical compounds when cells are damaged that are toxic to most animals, fungi, and bacteria.

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 22, 28.

 
  3/25/2021      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native to Asia and Europe. Introduced and naturalized in North America.

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Magnoliopsida (flowering plants)  
  Superorder Rosanae  
 

Order

Brassicales (Mustards, Capers, and Allies)  
 

Family

Brassicaceae (mustard)  
  Tribe Alysseae  
 

Genus

Berteroa (false madwort)  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

 

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Alyssum incanum

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

hoary alison

hoary false alyssum

hoary alyssum

hoary false madwort

hoary-alyssum

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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Flowering Stem

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Inflorescence

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Flowers

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Leaves

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Infructescence

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About

Published on Sep 16, 2012

Berteroa incana (Hoary Alyssum) is a plant in the mustard family, Brassicaceae.

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