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San Francisco Wallflower

Erysimum franciscanum

Very pretty flowering annual native to coastal areas around San Francisco. This wallflower is very rare and is endangered in the wild. Pretty bright yellow flower stalks bloom from spring to early summer. It grows wild on dunes, coastal bluffs, and clear hillsides near the ocean.

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Short flowering annual, only to a foot or two.


Annual. Not frost hardy, will reseed in areas of frost.

Growing Environment

Grows very well in rocky or sandy soils. Needs only moderate water.


By seeds.


A very uncommon but pretty ornamental.

Native Range

California, native range includes coastal hills in Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties. May also extend to Santa Cruz.

Related Species

Barbarea verna
Winter Cress
San Francisco Wallflower
Erysimum franciscanum
Streptanthus albidus peramoenus
Most Beautiful Jewelflower