Western Wallflower

Erysimum spp.

Western Wallflower
Family:
Mustard (Brassicaceae; old, Cruciferae)
Habitat:
dry, forest shade; grows apart from other flowers
Characteristics:
Leaves are narrow, alternate along the stem. Basal leaves are toothed. The orange to yellow flowers grow in a compact terminal raceme. Each flower consists of four petals, forming seed pods when finished blooming.
Blooms:
May through August; LV, RV, TV
Comments:
Wallflower was used by early herbalists for treating toothaches, headaches and sunburn.
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