This section is from the book "The Botanical Magazine; Or, Flower-Garden Displayed", by William Curtis. Also available from Amazon: The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed, Volume I.
Alyssum Utriculatum. Bladder-Podded Alyssum.
Filamenta quaedam introrsum denticulo notata. Silicula emarginata.
ALYSSUM utriculatum caule herbaceo erecto, foliis laevibus lanceolatis integerrimis, filiculis inflatis. Linn. Syst. Veget. ed. 14. Murr.
ALYSSOIDES fruticosum, leucoji folio viridi. Tourn. inst. 218.
A native of the Levant, and cultivated by Mr. Miller in the year 1739.
Is a hardy and beautiful perennial, flowering from April to June, at which time it begins to form its curiously inflated pods.
Like the Alyssum deltoideum, it is well adapted to the decorating of walls, or rock-work, and is readily propagated either by seeds or slips.