Sea Radish identification, distribution and edibility
- Edibility – 4 – Leaves, flowers and young seed pods (seliques). The flavour is wonderfully radishy.
- Identification – 3 – Confusion only likely with other edible brassicas
- Distribution – 5 – in Galloway and many areas of SW Scotland it is the predominant coastal plant. Also on South and West coast of the UK – though wild mustard replaces its ecological niche in some areas.
- Season – Leaves all year, flowers May – November, Seliques July – September
- Habitat – Predominantly on shingle foreshore and machar
Wild radish (raphanus raphanistrum) is very similar with pink/white or yellow flowers. Also edible.
See seasonal notes article on sea radish.
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