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1. Crambe maritima Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 671. 1753.

Sea-kale Sea-kale

Plants succulent; roots thick. Stems 2-5(-7.5) dm, stout. Basal leaves (cabbagelike); petiole 4-16 cm; blade oblong, or elliptic-ovate to ovate, 10-40 cm × 80-300 mm. Cauline leaves similar to basal, (proximal) blade margins irregularly pin-nate or sinuate-dentate. Fruiting pedicels (10-)15-30(-37) mm, stout. Flowers: sepals 3-4 × 2-3.5 mm; petals (6-)8-12(-15) × (4-)5-7 mm; filaments 3-4 mm; anthers 1-1.5 mm. Fruits: proximal segment 0.1-0.4 cm, slightly thicker than pedicel; terminal segment 1-seeded, subglobose to ovoid, 0.7-1.2(-1.4) cm × 6-8 mm, thick. Seeds 4-5(-6) mm. 2n = 30, 60.

Flowering May-Jul. Coastal beaches; ca. 0 m; introduced; Oreg.; Europe; n Africa.

In the flora area, Crambe maritima has been reported only from Yaquina Head in Lincoln County; it was not treated by R. C. Rollins (1993).


 

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