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Isle of Man Cabbage

Coincya monensis

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Brassicales
Family:
Brassicaceae (Cabbage)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Biennial
Maximum Size:
60 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Beaches, farmland, hedgerows, roadsides, sand dunes, sea cliffs, seaside.

Flower:
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Yellow, 4 petals
 
Bright yellow flowers with pale brown veins, 2 to 2.5cm in size. Pollinated by insects.
Fruit:
The fruit is a cylindrical pod, waisted and beaked. The seeds form a single row within the beak of the fruit.
Leaves:
The glossy, pinnate leaves are dark green to greyish and form a basal rosette at the base of the plant. Stem leaves are absent. Isle of Man Cabbage is difficult to identify by the flower alone. However, it's narrow lobes of the pinnate leaves make it distinguishable from other similar species.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
Similar Species:
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