Synonyms: Alyssum maritimum, A. odoratum, Clypeola maritima, Koniga m.
Common names: sweet alyssum; sweet alison; seaside alyssum; seaside lobularia
Lobularia maritima (sweet alyssum) is a perennial (family Brassicaceae) found along the coast of California and in the San Francisco Bay area. Sweet alyssum is a common ornamental plant that has escaped cultivation and invaded disturbed coastal dunes, scrub, bluffs, prairies and riparian areas. It has a long flowering season, and appears to have the ability to rapidly colonize suitable habitats. This Mediterranean native may crowd out native plants in some habitats.Cal-IPC Rating: Limited
Plant Assessment Form - Information gathered by Cal-IPC on the impacts, rate of spread, and distribution of invasive plants in California. Does not include management information.
Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations
- None for this species.
Other Lobularia maritima Information
- CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
- CalFlora - Distribution information based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.
- CalWeedMapper - Distribution information with ability to determine regional priorities.
- Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
- USDA PLANTS Database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.