Cheiranthus cheiri L.
Vascular – Exotic
Dicotyledonous Herbs other than Composites
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
Annual or biennial herb to 0.5 m tall, sometimes with a sub-woody base; erect stems topped with flowers in yellow, red, purple, brown, white, cream; highly perfumed.
Establishes freely on rocky cliffs near the sea, mainly near urban areas.
Brown, Cream, Orange, Purple, Red/Pink, Yellow
S. Greece, Aegean Is
erysimum: From the Greek eruo ‘to draw up’, some species are believed to cause blisters.