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
Grand Traverse 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. June 27, 2022.