noun (plural alyssums)
A herbaceous Eurasian plant which typically bears small white or yellow flowers. Some kinds are cultivated in gardens.
- Genera Alyssum and Lobularia, family Cruciferae: many species.
- We planted blue and white alyssums around her alder trees, and pink begonias around her house and gate.
- Reserve some space for colorful annuals like zinnia, marigold, calendula, alyssum, and cosmos.
- The most commonly planted rockery flowers are aubretia and alyssum.
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