Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Erysimum cheiranthoides L. image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kitty Kohout
Family Brassicaceae
Erysimum cheiranthoides L.
worm-seed mustard, worm-seed wallflower
Erysimum: from the Greek eryomai, "to help or save," because some of the species supposedly had a medicinal value
cheiranthoides: like Cheiranthus (wallflower)
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, annual, 8"-40" tall forb, very hairy; stems usually unbranched
Flower: bright yellow, 4-parted, 1/4"-1/3" wide; inflorescence a long, dense cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:long, thin, 4-angled pod, erect to pointing upward, seeds in 1 row
Leaf:linear to oblong, mostly toothless
Habitat: wet to moist; disturbed sites
(Glossary)

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Erysimum list Ethnobotany Information Google- Images or Text

Flora of North America (off site)
Synonyms 
Cheirinia cheiranthoides (L.) Link
Erysimum cheiranthoides L. subsp. altum Ahti

         
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