Crambe cordifolia Stev.


Robust perennial to over 2 m tall. Basal leaves to 50 cm or more wide, cordate, lobed, rough-hairy and ruggedly toothed. Flowers in large terminal clusters, individual flowers about 1 cm wide.



C. maritima L., Sea Kale from Eurasia, a low-growing coastal species with waxy blue fleshy leaves, is grown, mostly in herb gardens, for the succulent edible blanched new spring shoots.

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Brassicaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Brassicales
family       Brassicaceae
genus        Crambe L.