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Last updated 6/5/2020 by David Giblin.
Erysimum capitatum (Douglas ex Hook.) Greene var. capitatum[FNA7, HC2]
prairie rocket, rough wallflower

Publication: Fl. Francisc. 2: 269-270. 1891.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA7: "Although its overall distribution is extensive, var. capitatum has been collected only sporadically outside the main range in western Idaho, western Nevada, and the Pacific states. There is some local differentiation in California that has been recognized formally. For example, some populations in the Mohave desert in Kern, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino counties, as well as disjunct ones in eastern San Luis Obispo County, differ from typical var. capitatum by having yellow petals, fruits to 3.3 mm wide, and seeds to 4 × 2 mm; these were recognized by G. B. Rossbach (1958) and R. C. Rollins (1993) as var. bealianum. Variety angustatum, which is highly localized in Contra Costa County and was recognized by both Rossbach and Rollins, differs from typical var. capitatum by having elongated (versus not elongated) woody caudices, 4-angled (versus latiseptate) fruits, and much-branched (versus moderately-branched or simple) fruiting racemes."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Cheiranthus angustatus Greene
Erysimum asperum (Nutt.) DC. var. capitatum (Douglas ex Hook.) B. Boivin
Erysimum asperum (Nutt.) DC. var. elatum (Nutt.) Torr.