White Sweet Alyssum, Lobularia (Alyssum) maritima.
Photographed on Manhattan’s Upper West Side
on West 83rd street, across from the post office.
When I was a kid in Washington State, I saw Alyssum everywhere, so I never appreciated them until recently. Seeing these tiny flowers was like being reunited with a long-lost friend.
Lobularia is a genus comprising roughly 100-170 species of flowering plants in the family Brassicaceae. They are native to Europe, Asia, and northern Africa, with the highest species diversity in the Mediterranean region.