The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Alyssum, Sweet Alyssum

Latin Name:

Lobularia maritima

Plant Type:


Edible Part:

Leaves, Flowers


Alyssum is a genus of over a hundred species of flowering plants in the family Brassicaceae, native to Europe, Asia, and northern Africa, with the highest species diversity in the Mediterranean region. Like all members of the Brassica family, Alyssum contains goitrogens.