Erysimum capitatum var. capitatum

Family (Traditional)Brassicaceae
Species: Erysimum capitatum
Infraspecies:Erysimum capitatum (Douglas ex Hook.) Greene var. capitatum
Common NameSand Dune Wallflower
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Biennial; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Orange; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Carpel Number/Pistil: 2; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Type: Silique; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Petal Number: 4; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sepal Fusion: No; Sepal Number: 4; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 6
C value 7
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[S1?] (State Rank); G5T5 (Global Rank)

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Cheiranthus angustatus Cheiranthus angustatus Greene
Cheiranthus pacificus Cheiranthus pacificus E. Sheld.
Cheirinia aspera Cheirinia aspera (Nutt.) Britt.
Erysimum arkansanum Erysimum arkansanum Nutt.
Erysimum asperum var. arkansanum Erysimum asperum var. arkansanum (Nutt.) Gray
Erysimum asperum var. bealianum Erysimum asperum var. bealianum Jeps.
Erysimum asperum var. capitatum Erysimum asperum var. capitatum (Dougl. ex Hook.) Boivin
Erysimum capitatum var. stellatum Erysimum capitatum var. stellatum (J.T. Howell) Twisselmann
Erysimum capitatum var. washoense Erysimum capitatum var. washoense G. Rossb.
Erysimum elatum Erysimum elatum Nutt.
Erysimum moniliforme Erysimum moniliforme Eastw.
Erysimum tilimi Erysimum tilimi J. Gay
Erysimum wheeleri Erysimum wheeleri Rothrock

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

Plant Photos

Erysimum capitatum var. capitatum - Theo Witsell
Erysimum capitatum var. capitatum - Theo Witsell
Erysimum capitatum var. capitatum - Theo Witsell
Erysimum capitatum var. capitatum - Theo Witsell