Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Brassica oleracea Linnaeus. Phen: May-Aug. Hab: Fields, gardens, disturbed areas, sometimes weakly persistent from cultivation. Dist: Native of Eurasia. Commonly cultivated in our area in fields and gardens in a variety of forms, these sometimes treated as varieties, but probably better regarded as cultivars: e.g. B. oleracea var. acephala A.P. de Candolle (Collard Greens, Kale), B. oleracea var. capitata Linnaeus (Cabbage), B. oleracea var. italica Plenck (Broccoli), B. oleracea var. botrytis .Linnaeus (Cauliflower), B. oleracea var. gemmifera Zenk (Brussels Sprouts), and B. oleracea var. gongylodes Linnaeus (Kohlrabi).

Origin/Endemic status: Eurasia

Syn: = FNA7, Il, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, NE, NY, Tx

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