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Alyssum corsicum  Duby
Alyssum corsicum is an annual herb that is not native to California.
There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.
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~0 records in California
redone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

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Genus: Alyssum
Family: Brassicaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

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Alternate Names:
iNatOdontarrhena corsica
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[www.invasiveplantatlas.org] Ecological threat: Ecological Threat A. corsicum has the potential to crowd out and displace native plants including rare species. It can be found in pastures, fields, and waste areas. A. corsicum is a hyperaccumulator (plants that extract metals from the soil), sometimes used to remove heavy metals from contaminated sites. Hyperaccumulators are highly toxic, containing concentrations of their target metals far in excess of levels considered toxic to cattle, sheep, swine and chickens. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/14/2024).