San Francisco Wallflower
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.
Did You Know?
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.