Scientific Description:

Perennial herbs. Hairs all bifid. Leaves entire. Inner sepals not saccate. Petals white, entire. Filaments untoothed. Nectaries 2, one long, one shorter, on each side of the short stamens. Fruit a globose silicula. Stigma capitate. Seed 1.



Cullen J (1965). Lobularia Desv., In: Davis PH (ed.), Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 1: 360.

Public Description:

Lobularia, commonly known as “sweet-alyssum”, is native to Macaronesia (a phytogeographical region comprising the Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands, and Cape Verde Islands in the eastern North Atlantic) and the Mediterranean region. It comprises annuals and perennial herbs growing to 40 cm tall, with hairy oblong-oval leaves and clusters of fragrant white flowers. It is closely related to (and formerly often included in) the genus Alyssum. There are approximately 5 species in the world and 1 species (1 taxon) in Türkiye. The name Lobularia derives from the Greek for a small pod, referring to the fruits.



Anonymous 1 (2017). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobularia_(plant), Accessed date: 23.04.2017.

Anonymous 2 (2015). http://www.theplantlist.org/1.1/browse/A/Brassicaceae/Lobularia/ Accessed date: 28.12.2015.

Mutlu B (2012). Lobularia Desv., In: Güner, A., Aslan, S., Ekim, T., Vural, M. & Babaç, M.T. (eds.), Türkiye Bitkileri Listesi (Damarlı Bitkiler). Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanik Bahçesi ve Flora Araştırmaları Derneği Yayını. İstanbul, pp. 287.

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