Iberis sempervirens: Evergreen candytuft

Iberis sempervirens [evergreen candytuft, perennial candytuft] is a species of flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae, native to southern Europe. It is a spreading sub-shrub growing to 30 cm [12 in] high by 40 cm [16 in] broad. Cultivated as an ornamental plant often seen cascading over rocks and walls, or used as ground cover. The glossy, evergreen foliage forms a billowing mound, with many fragrant, pure white flowers.

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Iberis is so named because many members of the genus come from the Iberian Peninsula. Sempervirens means “always green”, referring to the evergreen foliage.

Photo: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore 20130414

Source: Wikipedia

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