Brassica oleracea var. oleracea

Range & Status

Native. Suboceanic Southern-temperate plant. Mostly along the south coast of England, north-east England, Wales and few sites in Scotland. It is also found as an introduced alien inland.

Regional Distribution

Apart from one plant in St. Ives on the north coast, it is found scattered along the south coast of Cornwall, particularly at Prussia Cove (SW52), Polperro and Looe (SX25), and Fowey (SX15).

Habitat & Ecology

A long-lived perennial on coastal cliffs, both at the top and down the cliff face.


Scrubbing up of cliff sites.


Some sites are in SSSI.