• East view from Crissy Field overlook with old Coast Guard station on left and city on right

    Presidio of San Francisco

    California

San Francisco Wallflower

(Erysimum franciscanum)
 
San Francisco Wallflower
San Francisco Wallflower on the coastal bluffs.
Will Elder, NPS
 

Origin Of Genus Name: Erysimum is Greek for "to help."

Presidio Locations: Found in coastal dune scrub and on serpentine slopes.

Range In State: Northern California coast. The Presidio is the type locality for this species.

Description: This rare, native, perennial species of the Mustard Family has cream colored flowers with 4 petals. The linear leaves are broad with sharp, deep teeth on singular or few-branching stems that stand 2-18 inches tall. Blooms March to June.

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Did You Know?

Panama-Pacific Exposition at night

Held to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal, the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition drew thousands of visitors to today's Marina district and Presidio bayfront.