Erysimum capitatum

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Scientific Name Erysimum capitatum USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Western Wallflower ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Brassicaceae (Mustard) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine; rocky, gravelly slopes, hillsides.
Plant: Erect unbranched biennial or short-lived perennial up to 30 inches tall, usually shorter.
Leaves: Long, basal and stem leaves, blade spatulate to narrowly oblanceolate or linear, 3/4 to 7 inches long; grayish-green from very small hairs on surfaces; may have small teeth along edges; pointed tips.
Inflorescence: Bright yellow to orange flowers in rounded clusters, each with 4 petals, reflexed (bent backward).
References: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and SEINet.
Colorado Status

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