Taxonomy

Brassica oleracea | Wild Cabbage | Cabáiste fiáin

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not protected

Native status

Neophyte

Species Biology

Habitat

Cultivated ground and waste places

Life cycle

Annual

Ex-situ conservation

Material held by the Irish Seed Savers Association and Heritage Gardening Ltd.

Use

Food crop

Vegetative nature

Herbaceous

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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Further information

Cultivated since the Greek and Roman periods and has given rise to our cabbages, cauliflowers and brussel sprouts etc. You can tell them easily from the mustards and other related plants by their thick, grey fleshy leaves.