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Sea Kale (Crambe maritima)

Plants with white flowers
Burnet RoseCommon Scurvy Grass
Prickly SaltwortRock Samphire
Sea AsterSea Campion
Sea Carrot
Sea Kale
Sea RocketDewberry
Wood Sage
Plants with yellow flowers
Common Rock RoseHoary Rock Rose
Golden SamphireYellow Horned Poppy
Sea purslane
Plants with red or pink flowers
Beach RoseGreater Sea Spurrey
Red ValerianSand Spurrey
Sea BindweedSea Pink
Hounds TongueCommon Centaury
Spear-leaved OracheTree Mallow
Plants with blue or purple flowers
Common Sea LavenderRock Sea Lavender
Vernal SquillSea Holly
Sheep's Bit
Plants with green or brown flowers
Sea BeetSea Spurge
Alexanders
Grasses & Shrubs
Marram GrassLyme Grass
Sea Buckthorn
Sea Kale

Sea Kale has thick grey-green cabbage-like leaves and large white flowers on a long stalk. It grows mainly in shingle at the back of the beach. The stems and shoots are edible once boiled and can be eaten like asparagus. Its flowering period is from June to August.