Pest Photo

Catherine Herms

Hoary Alyssum

Berteroa incana

Hoary Alyssum (Berteroa incana) is an invasive plant. It is a native of Europe and was first detected in Washington in 1969.

Berteroa incana grows from a deep taproot and is an annual, biennial or short-lived perennial herbaceous plant with alternate, simple gray-green leaves.This is a toxic plant in Brassicacae family. It causes hemolytic anemia and hemoglobinuria in ruminants and laminitis and abortion in horses.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.