Green Acres

 

May 17, 2023

Yellow Alyssum is Becoming a Problem in lawns

As a result of drought conditions, large patches of yellow alyssum are turning up in lawns across Chouteau county. Yellow alyssum (Alyssum alyssoides) is native to northern Africa, eastern Europe, and western Asia. The weed was brought to North America for medicinal purposes because it was said it could cure hiccups, mental illness, and rabies.

Yellow alyssum is an annual forb belonging to the Mustard family (Brassicaceae). Plants are relatively short with yellow flowers, growing from 3-10 inches tall. Each plant is usually multi-stemmed and branch...



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