Erysimum capitatum var. purshii

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Scientific Name Erysimum capitatum var. purshii USDA PLANTS Symbol
ERCAP3
Common Name Pursh's Wallflower ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
531286
Family Brassicaceae (Mustard) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Life zones and habitat: Subalpine and alpine; rocky areas, hillsides.
Plant: Short-stemmed perennial 2 to 4 inches tall at high altitudes.
Leaves: Spatulate to narrowly oblanceolate or linear, may have a few teeth along edges edges; some small hairs on upper leaf surface.
Inflorescence: Clusters of small flowers, 1/2-inch across with 4 petals that are usually yellow, rarely lavender.
References: Descr. adapted from www.efloras.org and www.wildflower.org.
Note: Plant normally has yellow to yellow-orange blossoms, rarely lavender as below. Images taken at 13,800 ft elevation.
Colorado Status
Native

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