Berteroa incana (L.) DC.  
Family: Brassicaceae
hoary false madwort, hoary-alyssum
[Alyssum incanum L.]
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Etymology: Berteroa: for Carlo Guiseppe Bertero, Piedmontese botanist
Plants: erect, annual to perennial, 10"-28" tall forb, stiff, usually with upper branches; stems leafy
Leaves: toothless
Flowers: white to yellow, 4-parted, 1/8" wide, petals deeply 2-lobed at the top; inflorescence a dense, rounded cluster; blooms May-Sept.
Fruits: fat, elliptical pods; fruit drawing
Habitat: disturbed sites, usually in sun on sandy soil
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized
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Merel R. Black  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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