Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Alyssum alyssoides (L.) L. image
Photographer: Botanical Illustration           

from USDA Plants Website
Family Brassicaceae
Alyssum alyssoides (L.) L.
pale alyssum, pale madwort, yellow alyssum
Alyssum: from Greek a, "not or without," and lyssa, "madness," it was said to cure rabies
alyssoides: like the genus Alyssum; a plant described by Discoroides that cures hiccups, by others to heal madness and rabies; the origin for the genus name Alyssum; plant described by Discoroides that cured hiccups, by others to heal madness and rabies
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, annual, 2"-10" tall forb, hairy throughout
Flower: pale yellow to whiteish, tiny; blooms May-June
Fruit:pod, round, bludging towards the center, on long spreading stalks
Habitat: disturbed areas

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