Erysimum pallasii (Pursh) Fern.
FamilyCruciferae — APG family: Brassicaceae
SynonymsHesperis pallasii (Pursh) Seem., Hesperis hookeri Ledeb., Hesperis pygmaea (Adams) Hook., Cheiranthus pygmaeus Adams, Cheiranthus pallasii Pursh, Erysimum pygmaeus (Adams) Gray
DescriptionStems 1 or several, sometimes very short at flowering time, from thick root; leaves oblong-lanceolate to linear, entire or somewhat dentate, densely pubescent from 2- parted hairs; sepals ovate, narrowly scarious-margined; petals with claw about as long as sepals, and obovate blade, purplish or, rarely, yellowish (var. ochroleticum Tolm., not seen in Alaska); siliques linear, extending above late flowers; style 1-3 mm long.
EcologyStony places on tundra; in the mountains to at least 2,000 meters. Described from “Northwest coast” (of America).
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.