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Erysimum cheiranthoides L.
Wormseed wallflower

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Erysimum cheiranthoides
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Erysimum cheiranthoides

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Erysimum cheiranthoides
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Erysimum cheiranthoides, seed
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Erysimum cheiranthoides

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Albuginaceae  Albugo candida @ BPI (14)
Erysiphaceae  Erysiphe cruciferarum @ BPI (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora erysimi @ BPI (1)

Mycosphaerella cruciferarum @ BPI (1)
Peronosporaceae  Peronospora erysimi @ BPI (2)

Peronospora parasitica @ BPI (7)
Phaeosphaeriaceae  Leptosphaeria conferta @ BPI (1)
_  Cystopus candidus @ BPI (1)

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Erysimum cheiranthoides L.
wormseed wallflower

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General Information
Symbol: ERCH9
Group: Dicot
Family: Brassicaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : AK   I
L48   I
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Symbol Scientific Name
CHCH10 Cheirinia cheiranthoides (L.) Link
ERCHA Erysimum cheiranthoides L. ssp. altum Ahti


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Capparales
Family Brassicaceae ⁄ Cruciferae – Mustard family
Genus Erysimum L. – wallflower
Species Erysimum cheiranthoides L. – wormseed wallflower

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U.S. Weed Information
Erysimum cheiranthoides wallflower mustard wormseed mustard wormseed wallflower This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
NE&GP Stubbendieck, J., G.Y. Friisoe,and M.R. Bolick. 1994. Weeds of Nebraska and the Great Plains . Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry. Lincoln, Nebraska.

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North America
Alaska UPL
Arid West FACU
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain UPL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FAC
Great Plains FACU
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACU

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USF Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (ERCH9)
University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (ERCH9)
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5. Erysimum cheiranthoides Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 661. 1753.

Wormseed mustard

Cheiranthus cheiranthoides (Linnaeus) A. Heller; Cheirinia cheiranthoides (Linnaeus) Link

Annuals. Trichomes of leaves primarily 3- or 4-rayed, some-times mixed with 5-rayed ones, 2-rayed trichomes primarily on stem and pedicels. Stems erect, often branched distally, (ribbed), (0.7-)1.5-10(-15) dm. Basal leaves (withered by fruiting), similar to cauline. Cauline leaves : (median and distal) shortly petiolate or sessile; blade (lanceolate, linear, or elliptic-oblong, (1-)2-7(-11) cm × (2-)5-12 (-23) mm, base cuneate) margins usually subentire or denticulate, rarely sinuate-dentate, (apex acute or obtuse). Racemes considerably elongated in fruit. Fruiting pedicels divaricate or ascending, slender, much narrower than fruit, 5-13(-16) mm. Flowers : sepals oblong, 1.8-3.2 mm, lateral pair not saccate basally; petals yellow, narrowly spatulate, 3-5.5 × 1.5-2 mm, claw 1.5-3.5 mm, apex rounded; median filaments 2-3.5 mm; anthers oblong, 0.5-0.7 mm. Fruits suberect or divaricate-ascending, linear, straight, somewhat torulose, (1-)1.5-2.5(-4) cm × 1-1.3 mm, 4-angled, not striped; valves with prominent midvein, pubescent outside, trichomes 3-5-rayed, densely pubescent inside; ovules (20-)30-55 per ovary; style cylindrical, slender, 0.5-1.5 mm; stigma entire or slightly 2-lobed, lobes as long as wide. Seeds oblong, 1-1.5 × 0.4-0.6 mm; not winged. 2 n = 16.

Flowering Jun-Aug. Dry stream beds, moist areas, waste ground, fields, pastures, disturbed ground; 0-3000 m; introduced; Alta., B.C., Man., N.B., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.W.T., N.S., Nunavut, Ont., P.E.I., Que., Sask., Yukon; Alaska, Ark., Calif., Colo., Conn., D.C., Fla., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Mo., Mont., Nebr., Nev., N.H., N.J., N.Mex., N.Y., N.C., N.Dak., Ohio, Oreg., Pa., R.I., S.Dak., Tenn., Utah, Vt., Va., Wash., W.Va., Wis., Wyo.; Europe; Asia; n Africa.

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