Erysimum cheiranthoides, SE: Åkerkårel, åkergyllen, DE: Acker-Schöterich,
Acker-Schotendotter, Gänsesterbkraut, Goldlack-Schotendotter,
Lack-Schöterich, Ruderal-Goldlack, NL: Gewone steenraket,
UK: Treacle-mustard, Worm-seed mustard, Worm-seed wallflower

Scientific name:  Erysimum cheiranthoides L.
Swedish name:  Åkerkårel, åkergyllen
German name:  Acker-Schöterich, Acker-Schotendotter, Gänsesterbkraut, Goldlack-Schotendotter, Lack-Schöterich, Ruderal-Goldlack
Nederlandse naam:  Gewone steenraket
English name:  Treacle-mustard, Worm-seed mustard, Worm-seed wallflower
Plant Family:   Brassicaceae / Cruciferae, Mustard family, Korsblommiga växter

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Life form:  Herbaceous annual
Stems:  Erect 15-100 cm tall, usually branched, medium green, terete, slightly angular, or shallowly grooved, puberulent; central stem terminates in a narrow raceme of flowers about ¼-1' long
Leaves:  Alternate, oblong-lanceolate , entire or widely serrate along the edge, covered with sparce hairs
Flowers:  Inflorescence is plain raceme; hermaphrodite, 4 yellow petals, twice as long as sepals
Flowering Period:  June, July, August, September
Fruits:  Capsule 1-3 cm long, oblong-linear, tetrahedral, bilocular, multi-seeded, with short beak, on slantwise-upward directed peduncles.
Habitat:  Throughout the country except in the mountain regions where it occurs more sparingly; farmland, settlements

Zweden, Bloemen, Wild, Natuur, Reizen

Derivation of the botanical name:
Erysimum, Greek eryomai, "to help or save," because some of the species supposedly had a medicinal value
cheiranthoides, resembling genus Cheiranthus, a genus of wallflowers.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
Erysimum cheiranthoides is cross-pollinated primarily by small bees and flies. Several beetles in the Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles) feed on Erysimum cheiranthoides.