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 Montane to alpine life zones, rocky, gravelly slopes, hillsides; erect unbranched biennial or short-lived perennial up to 30 inches tall, usually shorter; long, basal and stem leaves, linear or very narrow oblong shapes, grayish-green from very small hairs on surfaces, may have small teeth along edges; bright yellow flowers in rounded clusters, each with 4 petals, yellow to orange, reflexed (bent backward). Descr. exceprt from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel. Colorado Status

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