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Rhynchosinapis wrightii - (O.E.Schultz.)Dandy.

Common Name Lundy Cabbage
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Endemic to the cliffs and slopes on the eastern side of Lundy Island[17].
Range Britain.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Rhynchosinapis wrightii Lundy Cabbage


Rhynchosinapis wrightii Lundy Cabbage

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Rhynchosinapis wrightii is an evergreen Perennial growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 0.6 m (2ft).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 7 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf all year, in flower from May to June, and the seeds ripen from June to July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

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Synonyms

Brassicella wrightii

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Flowers  Leaves
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw or cooked[105]. A flavour somewhere between a cabbage and a radish[K]. At its best for harvesting in the winter months, when it makes an acceptable addition to the salad bowl[K]. It is also a reasonable cabbage substitute when cooked[K]. Flowers and young flowering stems- raw or cooked[K]. The flowers make a decorative addition to the salad bowl, whilst the young flowering stems can be used like broccoli. A cabbage-like flavour but with a distinct bitterness[K].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

A very rare plant, it is only found growing wild on Lundy Island in the Bristol channel[17]. It requires a sunny position in a well-drained soil[K]. The plant is fairly hardy and should succeed outdoors in most parts of the country, though it tends to droop somewhat in very cold weather. It can provide edible leaves all year round, though there are scant pickings as the plant comes into flower and for a month or so afterwards[K]. Plants are generally quite short-lived perennials, though they usually self-sow freely when well-sited[K].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame or outdoor seedbed. The seed usually germinates within a week. Prick out the pot-sown seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and plant them out in the summer. Those in the outdoor seedbed can be thinned as required (the thinnings can be transplanted or eaten) and be moved to their permanent positions when they are 15 - 25cm tall.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Rhynchosinapis monensisIsle Of Man CabbageBiennial0.3 -  LMHSNM20 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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