Crambe cordifolia   Greater Sea-kale DD I

Crambe cordifolia close Crambe cordifolia whole Crambe cordifolia fruit

This is spectacular introduction, usually a garden escape, which originates from the Caucasus. It is over 1 metre in height with flowers quite similar to C. maritima our Sea-kale native plant.

There are very few sites dotted here and there in England where this has been found but there at least two sites on the Sefton coast. None has been recorded in Scotland, Wales or Ireland.

Marshside, Sefton Coast 13th June 2007

Added on 13th June 2007, updated 8th December 2008, updated 21st March 2010, updated Se3 4th May 2010

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