Lobularia maritima (L.) Desv.
Common Name: SWEET ALYSSUM
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

Vacant lots, dumps, near old gardens, roadsides, and disturbed places. A native of Europe, commonly grown as a border and rock garden plant, much-branched and spreading; probably escaped from cultivation more widely than collections indicate. First collected in 1894 in Kent Co.

The common annual sweet alyssum (not to be confused with the genus Alyssum) is sporadically escaped, mostly in dry sunny settings near cultivation. The flowers of our few collections of wild plants are white, but cultivars with purple and pink flowers are commonly grown and may occur locally.

Locations

Alpena County
Baraga County
Benzie County
Dickinson County
Gratiot County
Houghton County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Lenawee County
Marquette County
St. Clair County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. July 8, 2020. https://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=668.