Matthiola odoratissima (M. Bieb.) R. Br.
PROTECTED species in Bulgaria.
The species is listed in the Red Data Book of the Republic of Bulgaria to the category "Critically Endangered" [Antoaneta Petrova, 2011 in: Red Data Book of the Republic of Bulgaria].
Perennial plant or semi-shrub. Stems 15–50 cm, branched, grey white tomentose. Leaves 2–8 cm long, oblong, lyrate or pinnatissect, densely grew-white tomentose on both sides. Inflorescences 10–18 cm long, 20–30-flowered. Flowers with 4 densely pubescent sepals and 4 yellowish, yellow reddish or yellow brown petals. Fruit a compressed siliqua, 8–15 cm long. Flowering April-May, fr. VIII–IX. Insect pollination. Reproduction by seeds [Antoaneta Petrova, 2011 in: Red Data Book of the Republic of Bulgaria].
Black Sea coast (northern – between Balchik town and Zelenka locality near Kaliakra cape); up to 50 m alt [Petrova, 2010].
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