Aurinia saxatilis (L.) Desv.


Perennial to 40 cm or so tall and with woody base. Leaves greyish with star-shaped hairs. Basal leaves narrow, widest above the middle, to 10 cm long, entire. Flowers in flattish clusters; petals notched at the tip, yellow; spring. Fruit almost flat, to about 1 cm long; seeds 2 in each chamber. [Alyssum saxatile L.]

S & C Europe, Turkey

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.

Distribution map

Aurinia saxatilis 'Compacta'

Plants forming slightly tighter clumps.

Aurinia saxatilis 'Gold Ball'

Flowers forming deep yellow balls. ['Goldkugel']

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Brassicales
family       Brassicaceae
genus        Aurinia Desv.