Lobularia Maritima, Alyssum Maritimum, common name ‘Sweet Alyssum’ or ‘Sweet Alison’, also commonly referred to as just alyssum is a species of low-growing flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae. Lobularia is a genus of five species of flowering plants in the family Brassicaceae, closely related to the genus Alyssum. The genus is native to Macaronesia and the Mediterranean region, and comprises annuals and perennials growing to 10–40 cm tall, with hairy oblong-oval leaves and clusters of cross-shaped , fragrant white flowers. Sweet Alyssum is useful for edema and ascites. It helps to lower abnormal accumulation of fluids in tissues, cells and serious cavities.
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Scientific Name: Lobularia Maritima
Common Name: Sweet Alyssum – Tall White
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Native Range: Native to Macaronesia region: (Canary Islands, Maderia, Cape Verde)
Height: 8-16 "
Spread: 6-12 "
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Blooming Season: April to June
Habitats: Dry Sunny places in the Mediterranean, Grows by coast in Britian
Characteristics: Fragrant, Showy
Flower Color: White
Water Requirement: Low, At least an inch of water every week
Tolerate: Does not tolerate Drought
Soil Type: Light Sandy, Medium Loamy and Heavy Clay soil
Soil pH: Mildly acidic (6.1 to 6.5 pH)
Maintenance: Medium, Easy to grow
Uses: Commonly used in Spain as an antiscorbutic and diuretic, Astringent