Hoary Alyssum - Berteroa
Alyssum is generally found on roadsides and in waste areas and is a member
of the Mustard family but alien to North America.
flowering, the flattened seedpods are held close to the stem. It is an
annual but if climatatic conditions are favourable, it may sometimes be
a short-lived perennial.
seldom grows more than a metre. The entire plant is covered with star-shaped
hairs; the leaves are elliptic and hold close to the stem. Flowers are
white with deeply notched petals.
picture: Presquile Provincial Park.
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