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Brassica maritima, Crucifera brassica
Brassica oleracea is the species of plant that includes many common foods as cultivars, including cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, savoy, kohlrabi and Chinese kale. In its uncultivated form it is known as wild mustard. It is native to coastal southern and western Europe. Its tolerance of salt and lime and its intolerance of competition from other plants typically restrict its natural occurrence to limestone sea cliffs, like the chalk cliffs on both sides of the English Channel.[+]
Wild B. oleracea is a tall biennial plant, forming a stout rosette of large leaves in the first year, the leaves being fleshier and thicker than those of other species of Brassica, adaptations to store water and nutrients in its difficult growing environment. In its second year, the stored nutrients are used to produce a flower spike 1 to 2 metres (3–7 ft) tall bearing numerous yellow flowers.
Wild cabbage (Brassica oleracea(?)) on Al Aasim Street in Musheirib area. Doha, Qatar, March 14, 2014
Al Aasim Street, Doha, Qatar
Wild cabbage (Brassica oleracea) near Ammouriya Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 18, 2016
Wild cabbage (Brassica oleracea) near Al Ghada Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, April 19, 2016
Malik Bin Anas St, Doha, Qatar
QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.