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Ben Lomond Wallflower -
(Erysimum teretifolium)


– The Ben Lomond wallflower is an herbaceous plant in the mustard family (Brassicaceae). It is monocarpic (i.e. it flowers only once) and requires one or more years to complete its life cycle. It was listed as an endangered species on February 4, 1997 (59 Federal Register 5499).

Seedling and juvenile wallflowers consist of a basal rosette of leaves that wither as the plant flowers, producing yellow flowers that are clustered in dense heads on 30-90 cm tall stalks.

The Ben Lomond wallflower occurs only in the Zayante Sandhills—a unique community of plants and animals found only on sandy soils of the Zayante series in central Santa Cruz County. Within this sandhills, this federal and state listed endangered plant is found only in open habitat known as sand parkland, of which less than 300 acres remains.

The Ben Lomond wallflower

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