Erysimum pallasii

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Erysimum pallasii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Erysimum
Species: E. pallasii
Binomial name
Erysimum pallasii
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Erysimum pallasii is a low shrub or mid shrub species from the Arctic. It has purple flowers that do not reflect UV. [1]

Distribution[edit]

This wallflower has a circumpolar distribution (northern Greenland westward to North European Russia). It is widespread in the Canadian Arctic Archipielago, and common in Greenland, Norwest Canada and United States (Alaska).

Ecology[edit]

This species seems to be apomictic, since it is scarcely visited by insects and seed production is independent on flower visitors. [2] Nevertheless, more studies are needed on this topic.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kevan, P.G. 1972a.Floral colors in the high arctic with reference to insect-flower relations and pollination. Can. J. Bot. 50: 2289-2316.
  2. ^ Flora of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago

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