Brassica oleracea (Wild cabbage, Crucifers, BRAOL) | BCH-ORGA-SCBD-101872 | Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Organism (ORGA)

last updated: 24 Feb 2021
Organism information
Brassica oleracea
Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Angiosperms
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Brassicales
Family Brassicaceae
Genus Brassica
Species B. oleracea
  • Wild cabbage
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  • Crucifers
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  • BRAOL
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Crops
Characteristics related to biosafety
In its uncultivated form it is known as wild cabbage. It is native to coastal southern and western Europe.
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Wild cabbage grows in coastal areas and on seaside cliffs in Europe.
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The cultivated species, which are grown worldwide, many of the wild species grow as weeds, especially in North America, South America, and Australia.
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  • Ornamental
  • Feed
  • Food
Additional Information
Brassica oleracea is the species of plant that has many cultivars, including many common foods, including cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, collards, kohlrabi, brussels sprouts, savoy and Chinese kale (among others). Some cabbages are also used an ornamental plants in gardens.
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