Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Wormseed Wallflower - Erysimum cheiranthoides   L.
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DistributionMostly Mountains, scattered in the Piedmont.

Native to Eurasia and Northern Africa; in N.A. throughout Canada and the northern U.S., south to NC, AR, NM, CA; also FL.
AbundanceRare to uncommon in the northern and central Mountains; very rare to rare in the Piedmont.
HabitatRoadsides, barnyards, waste ground.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting June-August.
IdentificationWormseed Mustard may grow from 6 inches to 3 feet tall; as often as not here in NC the plants are at the small end of the range. The leaves are narrowly lance-shaped, rapidly tapered to both ends, the margins neither toothed nor lobed. Yellow flowers grow in clusters terminally and from upper leaf axils; with age these clusters elongate greatly as fruits develop. The fruits are linear, and grow from short ascending stalks.
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