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Wallflower (Cultivated)

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  • Common Name: Wallflower (Cultivated)
  • Latin Name: Erysimum spp., esp. E. cheiri; E bicolor.
  • Family Name: Cruciferae/Brassicaceae
Wallflowers contain the chemical cheiranthin, which acts on the heart in a similar way to digitalis (found in Foxgloves).  It also has diuretic properties and so is one to avoid.
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