Syn.: Alyssum saxatile auct., Alyssum arduini Fritsch
Family: Brassicaceae Burnett

Aurinia saxatilis

Distribution: Central Europe (subspecies A. saxatilis subsp. saxatilis only in the Mediterranean).

Ecology: It grows on sunny rocks and old walls, from lowlands to foothills. It flowers from April to May.

Description: A perennial herb with an erect stem, 10–40 cm tall. The grey-felted leaves are petiolate, oblanceolate to lanceolate, the flowers are in dense corymbs, petals golden yellow.

Threat and protection: The Golden Alison is an endangered species in Czechia.

Use: Often cultivated, especially as rock garden plant.

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Aurinia saxatilis

These images were taken in Czechia, Moravia, Pavlovské vrchy, Děvín (from April 26 to June 8, 2003).