• Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Erysimum L.

  • Description

    Genus Description - Sep erect or connivent, often saccate at base, the outer often minutely appendaged at apex; pet in our spp. yellow to orange, obovate or spatulate, abruptly or gradually narrowed to a long claw; short stamens subtended by a semicircular or annular gland; each pair of long stamens also subtended by a gland; anthers linear-oblong; ovary linear-cylindric, hairy; ovules numerous; style very short; stigma capitate, 2-lobed; frs elongate, ± 4-angled, hairy, the valves with a prominent midnerve; seeds in one row; herbs with narrow, entire to pinnatifid lvs, ± pubescent with appressed, 2–5(–7)-pronged hairs. All our spp. are ± densely pubescent on the stem, lvs, sep, and fr, and even on the back of the pet, especially at the base of the blade. 200, N. Temp.