Bunias orientalis   Warty-cabbage DD I

Bunias orientalis Bunias orientalis flowers Bunias orientalis fruit

This eastern European introduction has established itself mostly in southern England particularly round London. There is a significant outpost in Edinburgh but is is infrequent elsewhere.

It is a plant of rough ground and waste places like many yellow crucifers. The wartiness refers to the little bumps on the fruits which can just about be seen in the photo.

Most records for this plant are from the south east of England with the rest dotted about mostly in England. There is little in Wales and Scotland and none in Ireland.

Mudchute Park, isle of Dogs, London 1st July 2006

Added on 6th July 2006, updated 4th November 2008, updated 5th March 2010, updated Se3 27th April 2010

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