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Coast Wallflower
(Erysimum ammophilum )
Brassicaceae

Coast Wallflower; Photo Copyright James R. Griffin and CNPS
Photo Copyright James R. Griffin and CNPS

Description: Biennial or short-lived perennial, with 1-several stems, 2-24 inches (5-60cm) long. Leaves are basal, narrowly oblanceolate, smooth or slightly toothed on the edge, 1 1/2 - 6 inches (4-15cm) long, and 1/8 - 3/8 inches (2-10mm) wide. Inflorescence is a raceme with golden yellow petals, 1/2 - 1 inch (14-25mm) long. The flower stems are 1/4 - 3/8 inches (6-10mm) long. The fruit is 1/8 - 1/2 inches (2-12cm) long, 1/16 - 1/8 inches (1.5-3.5mm) wide. The seeds are 1/16 - 1/8 inch (1.6-3.2mm) long, 1/16 inch (1-1.8mm) wide, and have wings at the tips and sides.

Distribution:

Habitat: Coastal dunes. Elevation 3.2 - 192 feet.

Flowering Period: Blooms February - June.

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Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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Last updated: 08-05-2010