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  Erysimum capitatum

* Related to cabbage, radishes, and mustards.

* Most beautiful flower of the mustard family in northern Utah.

* Flowers typically have four petals like other mustards.

* Spicy fragrance.

* Named because it can grow in cracks of rocks with little soil.

* Plant is easily uprooted when the flower is picked and because of that it is becoming rare.

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