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Taxon: Lobularia maritima (L.) Desv.

Genus: Lobularia
Family: Brassicaceae (alt. Cruciferae) tribe: Anastaticeae
Nomen number: 22478
Place of publication: J. Bot. Agric. 3:162. 1814
Comment: page of publication verified from original literature
Name verified on: 09-Apr-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 10-Apr-2012
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9).
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • sweet alison   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • sweet-Alice   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • sweet-alyssum   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • xiang xue qiu   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • alysse corbeille d'argent   (Source: L Noms French ed6 ) – French
  • lobulaire maritime   (Source: L Noms French ed7 ) – French
  • Strand-Silberkraut   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • lágrimas de la virgen   (Source: B. León, p.c.) – Spanish (Peru)
  • strandkrassing   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Northern Africa: Algeria [n.]; Egypt; Libya [n.]; Morocco; Tunisia
    Western Asia: Egypt - Sinai; Turkey [Islands]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Greece - Crete; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]
    Southwestern Europe: France [s. & Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores, Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Southern Africa: South Africa
    China: China
    Eastern Asia: Japan; Taiwan
    Australia: Australia
    New Zealand: New Zealand
    Northern Europe: Ireland; Sweden [s.]; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Belgium; Czech Republic; Hungary; Switzerland
    East Europe: Lithuania; Ukraine - Krym
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Croatia; Greece [w.]; Italy [n.]; Montenegro; Romania; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [n. & w.]; Spain [n.]
    Eastern Canada: Canada - Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
    Western Canada: Canada - British Columbia
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Oregon, Washington
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Utah
    North-Central Pacific: U.S. Outlying Islands - Johnston Atoll, Midway Islands; United States - Hawaii
    South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia - Austral Islands
    Southwestern Pacific: New Caledonia
    Caribbean: Hispaniola
    Western South America: Bolivia; Ecuador
    Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Uruguay

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Lobularia maritima (L.) Desv.:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP: North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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