Brassica oleracea

Title Info
Common name Kale, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, broccoli, "; broc-a-flower"; or romanesco (broc X cauliflower)
Scientific name Brassica oleracea
Taxonomic group Brassicaceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Economic botany Food plants
Food plants Vegetables
Selection and adaptations Selection; Variation
Selection Artificial Selection
Lessons Biodiversity
Keywords Cruciferae
Date 1998

Variation within a single plant species. Broccoli, broccoflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, and kohlrabi (not pictured) are all horticultural varieties of a single species native to the Mediterranean region, Brassica oleracea.