basket-of-gold

basket-of-gold

[bas-kit-uhv-gohld, -gohld, bah-skit-]
noun
a widely cultivated alyssum, Aurinia saxatilis (or Alyssum saxatile ), of the mustard family, growing in dense clumps and having clusters of small yellow flowers.

Origin:
1925–30

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basket-of-gold

(Aurinia saxatilis, sometimes included in the genus Alyssum), ornamental perennial plant of the mustard family (Brassicaceae), with golden-yellow clusters of tiny flowers and gray-green foliage. It is native to sunny areas of central and southern Europe, usually growing in thin, rocky soils. It forms a dense mat, low to the ground, and is often planted in rock gardens.

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