Irish wildflowers

Photographs: UK

Wild Cabbage
Brassica oleracea var. oleracea
Cabáiste fiáin
Family: Brassicaceae

Flowering time: May-August. Perennial. Introduced.

Pale yellow flowers with erect sepals. Buds over-topping flowers.
Waxy grey-green leaves, lower pinnate-lobed, upper stem-clasping.
Stout woody stem with leaf scars on base. Height: 30-60 cm.

Coastal wasteground, calcareous sea cliffs. Occasional, SW and NE Ireland.

Similar:Wild Turnip, B. rapa. Widespread.
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