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Western Wallflower - Erysimum capitatum


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Biennial or short-lived perennial; the caudex often clothed in old leaf bases. Stems erect, usually simple, 5–50 cm. Leaves linear to narrowly oblanceolate, 2–8 cm long with entire to dentate margins. Petals 13–25 mm long, sometime orangish. Fruits ascending, 4-angled, 4–10 cm × 1–2 mm; pedicels ascending, 3–8 mm long; style 1–4 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC to SK south to CA, TX, Mexico (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 8

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Habitat
Stony or sandy soil of grasslands, woodlands, meadows, fellfields, roadsides; valleys to alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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