USDA ARS United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Area

Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN)

  GRIN Taxonomy for Plants
Jump to common names  Jump to economic impacts  Jump to distribution  Jump to references  Jump to links to other online resources  Jump to images

***Please tell us why you value GRIN Taxonomy***

Taxon: Berteroa incana (L.) DC.

Genus: Berteroa
Family: Brassicaceae (alt. Cruciferae) tribe: Alysseae
Nomen number: 7021
Place of publication: Syst. nat. 2:291. 1821
Name verified on: 06-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 13 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.

A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
CA*, ID*, MI*°, MN°, MT*°, WA*, WI°.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • hoary alison   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • hoary false alyssum   (Source: F GPlains ) – English
  • hoary false madwort   (Source: Zander Ency ) – English
  • hoary-alyssum   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • gewöhnliche Graukresse   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • sandvita   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production   (fide V. Dorofeev, pers. comm. 1996)
  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Dict Gard)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide State Noxweed Seed)

Distributional range:

    Caucasus: Armenia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Altay, Buryatia, Gorno-Altay, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Kurgan, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tomsk, Tuva, Tyumen [s.], Yakutia-Sakha
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Uzbekistan
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    China: China - Gansu, Liaoning, Nei Monggol, Xinjiang
    Northern Europe: Denmark
    Middle Europe: Austria; Czech Republic; Hungary; Luxembourg; Poland; Slovakia
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia; Turkey - Istanbul, Tekirdag

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Northern Europe: Finland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Belgium; Germany; Netherlands; Switzerland
    Southwestern Europe: France; Spain
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec
    Western Canada: Canada - British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - District of Columbia, Virginia
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah

  • also cultivated



Check other web resources for Berteroa incana (L.) DC.:


  • GRIN Images of germplasm accessions.
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds or fruits: Seed ID Workshop image, from Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State University
  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images 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.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

| USDA | ARS | GRIN | NPGS | New Search |

Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (24 November 2015)

Please send us your comments

Close Window

Ctrl P to print