Definition of Hoary alyssum

1. Noun. Tall European annual with downy grey-green foliage and dense heads of small white flowers followed by hairy pods; naturalized in North America; sometimes a troublesome weed.

Exact synonyms: Berteroa Incana, Hoary Alison
Group relationships: Berteroa, Genus Berteroa
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hoary Alyssum

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hoarstones
hoary
hoary alison
hoary alyssum (current term)
hoary golden bush
hoary marmot
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hoary plantain
hoary puccoon
hoary willow
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Literary usage of Hoary alyssum

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1. Flora of Pennsylvania by Thomas Conrad Porter (1903)
"hoary alyssum. (Man. p. 466; IF f. 1789.) In waste places, Me. to Mass., NJ and Mo. Adv. or nat. from Eu.—Pennsylvania : PHILADELPHIA, ballast 23. ..."

2. Weeds of the North Central States edited by Lloyd M. Wax, Richard S. Fawcett, Duane Isely (1999)
"hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana) p. 87 30. Pods circular or broadly elliptic, nearly as broad as long; leaves wavy-toothed, or the lower somewhat lobed. 31. ..."

3. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1900)
"(hoary alyssum). This grows abundantly on a grassy bank and along the roadside in the immediate vicinity of the railway. Conringia perfoliata, Link., which ..."

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