Wallflower is a
perennial plant of the UK, typically found growing in walls, chalky ground and rocky areas, to a mature height of up to 40cm.
Wallflower, a plant native to the Mediterranean (sometimes known as the Aegean Wallflower), was introduced into the UK before the sixteenth century. Wallflower is grown as a sweet-scented spring-flowering garden plant with flowers of yellow, orange, red, purple or brown. The wild type has yellow flowers. Wallflower bears tufts of greyish-green elongated leaves that broaden and curl slightly towards the tip, on stout stems that go woody on maturation.
Botanic classification and naming: Wallflower is a member of the Cabbage (Brassicaceae) family. The genus name
'Erysimum' identifies the plant as a Wallflower and its species name 'cheiri' means 'red-flowered'.