Lobularia maritima is an annual or perennial herb to 30 cm tall, branched, inconspicuously hairy, stems slender, green.
Leaves alternate, narrow, widest above middle, larger ones 2-5 cm long, to 1 cm wide, tip pointed.
Flowers white to pale yellow, fragrant, 0.4 cm wide, petals 4, rounded and widest at top, base narrowed (clawed), sepals 4, stamens short; ovary superior; inflorescence terminal racemes.
Fruit round, to 0.3 cm wide, flattened, convex, with suture around margin, seeds two, one on each side; blooms and fruits May to frost.
Wetland status: UPL.
Origin: s. Europe.
Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.
Habitat: Escaped garden plant, on open, disturbed soil, fill.