Erysimum capitatum (Hook.) Greene
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad B-Forb

Erysimum capitatum plant in flower J. Morefield plant in flower

Sporadic in sunny, dry disturbed areas, near habitation usually; occasionally planted for its showy yellow to orange flowers, but native south and west of Michigan. First collected in 1900 by E. J. Cole in a meadow along a road near Grand Rapids, Kent Co. Also collected as an “accidental” in a nursery on Mackinac Island (W. H. Manning n.d. [1915?], GH). Known from only a few other scattered occurrences.



Benzie County
Kent County
Mackinac County
    Only on Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Washtenaw County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. March 23, 2018.