Berteroa incana

Berteroa incana_John Doyen
Photo: John Doyen

Common names: hoary Alyssum

Berteroa incana (hoary Alyssum) is a hairy herb (family Brassicaceae) with a cluster of white flowers and grayish leaves found in the Central Valley, Modoc Plateau area and desert ranges of California. It is native to Eurasia. It favors grasslands and wetlands. It spreads via seeds and possibly suckers, and vegetatively re-sprouts from its base.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

CDFA Rating: -*?


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

Weed Management Notes

  • Management Notes - Information on management techniques and effectiveness from the University of California Cooperative Extension’s Weed Research & Information Center.

Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

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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 Berteroa incana Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution map of this species in California with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.
  • Additional photos

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    Berteroa incana (hoary Alyssum) fruits. Photo: Zoya Akulova
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    Berteroa incana (hoary Alyssum) growth habit (full flower). Photo: Keir Morse
    Berteroa incana_inflorescence_KeirMorse
    Berteroa incana (hoary Alyssum) inflorescence. Photo: Keir Morse
    Berteroa incana_leaf_KeirMorse
    Berteroa incana (hoary Alyssum) leaf. Photo: Keir Morse
    Berteroa incana_leaves and stem_KeirMorse
    Berteroa incana (hoary Alyssum) leaves and stem. Photo: Keir Morse