Sweet Alyssum

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    Lobularia maritima (syn. Alyssum maritimum; common name Sweet Alyssum or Sweet Alison, also commonly referred to as just Alyssum from the genus in which it was formerly classified) is a low-growing flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae, native to the Mediterranean region and Macaronesia (Canary Islands, Azores).

    This is a very close up shot of the tiny, fragrant ground cover. It grows like a weed in Southern California and has to be regularly pruned to control it.

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