Erysimum cheiri - Wallflower

Phylum: Magnoliophyta - Class: Equisetopsida - Order: Brassicales - Family: Brassicaceae


Originally imported from the Mediterranean, Wallflowers are often seen on cliffs, especially in chalky or limestone areas.

Wallflowers in Ireland

Wallflowers are members of the cabbage family; they have flowers with four petals. (Cruciferae was used as their family name, because the petals are well spaced and make a clearly visible cross; nowadays they are referred to as members of the family Brassicaceae.)

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