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The flowers appear in spikes and are either in single or double form. The colour of the flowers can be pink, mauve, purple, violet or white. Flowers have 4 petals.
Cylindrical, curved seedpods. When Hoary Stock is in fruit, the seedpods can cause the plant to look like a tangled mess.
A garden escape with branched, woody bases. It is a short-lived perennial with grey, elongated, untoothed leaves. Often appearing on the Sea Cliffs in Sussex and around the Isle of Wight.
The flowers can be eaten. The leaves and seedpods can be eaten as a famine food.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
The flowers are very sweet-smelling.
Brompton Stock, Cluster-leaved Stock, Common Stock, Evening-scented Stock, Gilliflower, Hopes, Night-scented Stock, Queen's Stock, Ten Weeks Stock, Wallflower Stock.
Gardens, rocks, sea cliffs, seaside.