Sea Kale (Crambe maritima)

Sea Kale is a rare plant but it grows here in Dorset. A seashore specialist it has the capacity to grow on both shingle and sand. As a result this plant is most likely to be encountered on along the Fleet, especially towards the top and back of Chesel Beach.

The leaves are obvious for quite a long period of time but the flowers come in June to August.

This is a relative of the Kale that is grown as a food crop and has large 'cabbage' leaves and it is a member of the Cabbage family, the Cruciferae

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