Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

Iberis sempervirens
(sold as Purity)

Family: Brassicaceae

Common name: CANDYTUFT

Native to: Southern Europe

Sentiment: indifference


Type: shrub

Forms: clumping, dense form, mounding, spreading

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 1 foot

Max width: 3 feet


white/off white




Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly

Plant features: evergreen, naturalizes

Exposure: sun

Propagates by: seed

flowers in spring

Soil type: well drained

USDA Zones: zone 5 to -20 f, zone 6 to -10 f, zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: -20 to +30 °F

Water: regular

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