Lobularia is a genus of five species of flowering plants in the family Brassicaceae, closely related to (and formerly often included in) the genus Alyssum. The genus is native to Macaronesia and the Mediterranean region, and comprises annuals and perennials growing to 10–40 cm (4–16 in) tall, with hairy oblong-oval leaves and clusters of cross-shaped (cruciform), fragrant white flowers.
The name Lobularia derives from the Greek for a small pod, referring to the fruits.
Lobularia intermedia (syn. L. canariensis subsp. intermedia)
Lobularia marginata (syn. L. canariensis subsp. marginata)
Cultivation and uses
Lobularia maritima (sweet alyssum; syn. Alyssum maritimum) is a very popular garden plant; it has become widely naturalised throughout the temperate world.