Sea Radish with yellow flowers and beaded seed pods growing on sand dunes

Sea Radish on Sand Dunes

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Sea Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum ssp. maritima) growing on the dunes at Swansea Bay this June. The small yellow 4-petalled flowers are typical of the Cabbage Family (Brassicaceae) to which it belongs. The seed pods are what makes it distinctive with up to 5 beaded segments. Apparently every part of this plant is edible and tastes – surprise, surprise – like radish with a hint of cabbage.

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