Alyssum desertorum

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Alyssum desertorum
Alyssum desertorum var desertorum 3.jpg
var. desertorum in southern Nevada
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Alyssum
Species: A. desertorum
Binomial name
Alyssum desertorum

Alyssum desertorum is a species of flowering plant in the mustard family known by the common name desert madwort. It is native to Europe and Asia, and it is found in parts of western North America as an introduced species and sometimes a weed. This is a hairy annual herb producing upright stems up to about 20 centimeters tall. It produces small yellowish flowers and round, notched fruits a few millimeters long. The seeds are winged and have embryonic roots.


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