Alyssum corsicum

Photo: Oregon Department of Agriculture

Common names: yellowtuft

Alyssum corsicum (yellowtuft) is a perrenial herb/subshrub (stem succulent) (family Brassicaceae) with tiny yellow flowers and silver-blue leaves found in the southern and northeastern ranges of Oregon. It is native to Southeastern Europe. It favors woodland habitats. It spreads via wind and human activities. Its seeds attach to nearby growing plants.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

CDFA Rating: None?


Plant Risk Assessment - An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.

Weed Management Notes

No Weed RIC Management Notes are available for this species. Check for information on other species in the genus on the Weed RIC site.

Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

Presentations are linked where available. Where a presentation is not available, find more information by reading the abstract in the Cal-IPC Symposia Archive.

Other Alyssum corsicum Information

  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution map of this species in California with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • Additional photos

    Alyssum corsicum_whole plant in flower_copyright2009_Oregon Dept. of Agriculture(CarriPirosko)
    Alyssum corsicum (yellowtuft) whole plant in flower. Photo: &#169 2009 Carri Pirosko, Oregon Dept. of Agriculture
    Alyssum corsicum_growth habit_copyright2008_Oregon Dept. of Agriculture(CarriPirosko)
    Alyssum corsicum (yellowtuft) growth habit. Photo: &#169 2008 Carri Pirosko, Oregon Dept. of Agriculture