Erysimum


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Related to Erysimum: Erysimum cheiri, Erysimum capitatum
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Erysimum

 

a genus of plants of the family Cruciferae. These plants are annual, biennial, or perennial grasses, with whole leaves. The blossoms have yellow petals and occasionally lilac or white ones. The fruit is a pod. There are about 100 species in temperate regions of Eurasia and in North Africa. In the USSR there are about 70 species, chiefly in the Caucasus and Middle Asia on dry mountain slopes. The biennial spreading or hoary erysimum (E. diffusum) and the annual wormseed mustard (E. cheiranthoides) are used for medicine. Their foliage provides glycosides such as erysimin and erysimoside, which are medications for the cardiovascular system. Wormseed mustard is a weed that grows in the forest and forest-steppe zones.

REFERENCE

Atlas lekarstvennykh rastenii SSSR. Moscow, 1962.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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We studied four montane populations of Erysimum capitatum for two growing seasons to determine whether a more detailed study of local selection was warranted and to answer the following questions: Is there differentiation in phenotype among populations?
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The community is conducive to the growth of drought-adapted grasses and forbs, and it harbors species more commonly found in climatically dry communities considerably farther west, e.g., western wallflower (Erysimum capitatum (Doug.) Greene--ST), plains muhlenbergia (Muhlenbergia cuspidata--SE), and narrow-leaved puccoon (Lithospermum incisum--SE).
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