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Wallflower

Erysimum cheiri

Plant Data

Order:
Brassicales
Family:
Brassicaceae (Cabbage)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Variably coloured flowers, up to 3cm across. Yellow, orange, brown, purple or red. 4 well-spaced petals.
Fruit:
A long, erect, cylindrical pod, up to 7cm long.
Leaves:
A perennial garden escape. Narrow, spear-shaped and untoothed leaves. The uppermost leaves are the narrowest.
Maximum Size:
60cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
Poisonous in large quantities.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
The flowers are very fragrant.
Other Names:
Erysimum.
Habitats:
Cliffs, gardens, rocks, seaside, walls, wasteland.