Brassica oleracea var. viridis

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Brassica oleracea var. viridis L.

Brassicaceae

Life form: annual or biennial
Usage: economic plant

Exposure: sun   0

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam - Soil: sandy clay - Soil: loamy clay

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: decidious

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: cruciform
Fruit: silique

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Violanae
Ordo:
Capparales

Brassica oleracea var. viridis, commonly known as cow cabbage, collards, belongs to the group of annual and biennial plants.

Naming

Taxonomy

Brassica oleracea var. viridis is a variety in the genus Brassica which contains approximately 73 to 132 species and belongs to the family of the Brassicaceae (Mustard Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The plants reach heights of 60 to 150 centimetres.

Leaves

Brassica oleracea var. viridis is deciduous. The leaves are simple. They are ovate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Brassica oleracea var. viridis produces racemes of yellow cruciform flowers.

The plants produce siliques.

Root System

Distribution

Brassica oleracea var. viridis is native to : garden origin.

Cultivation

The plants prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be loamy, sandy-loamy, sandy clay or loamy clay soil.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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