Aubrieta Adans.


Commemorating M. Aubriet, a French botanical artist.

Mostly mat-forming perennial herbs. Leaves generally with simple or star-shaped hair. Flowers various shades of rose to purple; sepals and petals 4. Fruit a siliqua, oblong to almost globose.

Closely related to Arabis but the persistent style thin and almost as long as the ovary; filaments toothed or winged.

About 12 species from S Europe to the Middle East, mostly montane.

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Brassicaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Brassicales
family       Brassicaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Aubrieta deltoidea (L.) D C.