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The gastropod genus Aurinia is nowadays usually considered a junior synonym of Scaphella.

Alyssum saxatile a1.jpg
Aurinia saxatilis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Aurinia

Aurinia is a genus of flowering plants of the family Brassicaceae (Cruciferae), native to mountainous areas of Central and Southern Europe, Russia and Turkey. They are closely related to Alyssum, which they resemble. They can either be biennial or woody-based evergreen perennials. They produce panicles of yellow flowers in early summer.[1]

Aurinia contains the following species accepted by The Plant List:[2]


  1. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  2. ^ "Aurinia". The Plant List. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Aurinia at Wikimedia Commons