Western Wallflower

Yosemite National Park, Lukens Lake Trail, June 2012

  • Erysimum capitatum (Douglas ex Hook.) Greene
  • Prairie rocket, Sand-dune wallflower, Sanddune wallflower, Western wallflower
  • Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)
  • Synonym(s):
  • USDA Symbol: ERCA14
  • USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N)

An extremely variable species, though usually a clumped plant with densely crowded clusters of orange, yellow, orange-brown or purplish-maroon flowers atop each minimally-branched stem. The narrow leaves and stems of this biennial to short-lived perennial are hairy. The seedpods stand upright.

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