Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Western Wallflower
Erysimum capitatum var. capitatum
Family: Brassicaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5T5
State Rank: S1?

Occurs on river bluffs and is also reported from rocky glades and open ground.

Species Description:
A perennial herb.


Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:

The habitat where this species is found would likely be detrimentally impacted by logging, both of the steep slopes themselves, the forest along the cliffline. Even forestry activities at the base of the bluff could destabilize this senstive steep land.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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