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.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

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Rhynchosinapis wrightii Lundy Cabbage

Rhynchosinapis wrightii Lundy Cabbage
Physical Characteristics
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Rhynchosinapis wrightii is an evergreen Perennial growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 0.6 m (2ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from May to June, and the seeds ripen from Jun to July. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are 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: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Brassicella wrightii

 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].
Medicinal Uses
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None known


Other Uses
None known
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].
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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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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