Berteroa incana

Berteroa incana (L.) DC. (syn.: Alyssum incanum L.) (C and E-Eur., C-As.) – A rather common, widely naturalized alien. Already known in Belgium around 1600 (Durand 1899). Early records often suggest an introduction with cereals (formerly commonly seen around mills). Much extending in the 20th century. At present most commonly encountered around Antwerpen, in the Kempen and near Brussel and Gent (see Van Landuyt 2006). The species is apparently less frequent in Wallonia. Berteroa incana always grows on dry, sunny often stony substrates, usually railway banks and –yards, artificial sand scapes, road verges, etc.

Selected literature:

Durand T. (1899) Phanérogames. In: De Wildeman E. & Durand T., Prodrome de la flore belge. A. Castaigne Editeur, Bruxelles: 1112 p.
Michalková E. (1997) Notes on distribution of Berteroa incana (L.) DC. in Slovakia (in Slovak). Bull. Slov. Bot. Spol. Bratislava 19: 11-15.
Van Landuyt W. (2006) Berteroa incana. In: Van Landuyt W., Hoste I., Vanhecke L., Van den Bremt P., Vercruysse W. & De Beer D., Atlas van de flora van Vlaanderen en het Brussels gewest. Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek, Nationale Plantentuin van België en Flo.Wer: 181.

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