Erysimum cheiri   Wallflower C DD I

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This is quite a common plant on the rocks and walls around Llandudno town and on the Great Orme. E. cheiri can even be seen very high up on the sheer limestone cliffs as this specimen was. No doubt it originally escaped from gardens but many are perennial, grow out of cracks in the rock above head height and cannot have been planted.

Although it is an introduction of Mediterranean origin our climate has proved quite acceptable and it is now naturalised throughout England, Wales, Ireland and even in Scotland as far north as Inverness.

High on the cliffs above west shore, 24th April 2008

Added on February 20th 2005, updated on April 21st 2008 and 10th January 2009, updated 29th March 2010

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