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Erysimum hieraciifolium - L.

Common Name European wallflower,
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Open damp grasslands at elevations of 1600 - 3500 metres in Nepal[272].
Range Central and northern Europe to eastern Asia in Siberia, the Himalayas, China and Mongolia.
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Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Erysimum hieraciifolium European wallflower,


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Erysimum hieraciifolium European wallflower,
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Erysimum hieraciifolium is a BIENNIAL/PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 7. It is in flower from July to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Shoots
Edible Uses:

Tender young shoots and leaves - cooked as a vegetable[272].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

Attracts Wildlife

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Cultivation details

Prefers a position in full sun in a circumneutral soil[200]. Succeeds in ordinary garden soils, tolerating poor and dry soils[200]. Plants are short-lived perennials and are often biennial[200]. A good nectar source for butterflies[200].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow spring or late summer in situ. Germination should take place within 3 weeks.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Erysimum capitatumCoastal Wallflower, Sanddune wallflower, Contra Costa wallflower, San Luis Obispo wallflower, Pursh'Biennial/Perennial0.6 5-9  LMHNDM02 
Erysimum cheiranthoidesWormseed MustardAnnual1.0 4-8  LMHNDM010
Erysimum cheiriWallflower, Aegean wallflowerPerennial0.5 6-9  LMHNDM022
Erysimum diffusumDiffuse wallflowerBiennial/Perennial1.2 0-0  LMHSNDM01 
Erysimum repandumBushy Wallflower, Spreading wallflowerAnnual0.6 5-9  LMHNDM010
Erysimum x allioniiSiberian WallflowerPerennial0.3 6-9  LMHNDM00 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Author

L.

Botanical References

200272

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