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Aurinia saxatilis (L.) Desv., 1814

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Aurinia saxatilis (L.) Desv., 1814
Common names: Basket of gold, Goldentuft alyssum, Golden alyssum [En], Corbeille d'or, Aurinie des rochers [Fr], Αουρίνια η βραχόφιλη, Αλυσσο το βραχόφιλο [Gr], Kuduzotu [Tu]

Bergama, İZMİR ● Turkey

Description: This is a little, rounded, evergreen perennial that can grow from 4 to 12in high, forming a mound up to 16-20in across. The leaves are alternate, oval, covered with a greyish down. The flowers are golden yellow.

Biology: Flowers appear from mid-to late spring, the flowers completely covering the plant and hiding the foliage.

Habitat: Stony places.

Distribution: Central and South-Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Naturalised as escaped from gardens.

References:
Wikipedia, Aurinia saxatilis




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