Sporadic weed along side of car park buildings and in old derelict garden. Variegated 'sport' of B. oleracea - NOTE white flowers which is a feature of B. oleracea s.s. in New Zealand populations of it running wild.
Peter Hoch and Quinn Long.
on stopbank gravel
This herb is growing among long grass beside the Whatatiri track in the Waitakere range, a long way from any gardens. It is about 2m wide and 0.8m high, and consists of about ten red-green stalks with long leaves having prominent veins and lobed to the mid-vein near the base, and small leaves near the tips; the stalks branch and there are terminal inflorescences. The flowers are pale cream and have 4 petals, 4 sepals, are actinomorphic, and about three cm diameter. There are quite a few buds still developing at this time, above the open flowers.
The Brassicales are an order of flowering plants, belonging to the eurosids II group of dicotyledons under the APG II system. One character common to many members of the order is the production of glucosinolate (mustard oil) compounds. Most systems of classification have included this order, although sometimes under the name Capparales (the name chosen depending on which is thought to have priority).