Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
William Crosby on Wed 10 Mar 2004, 11:43 pm | LinkColeslaw!?
No really colewarts are described at Killer Plants.com as follows:
When John Gerard wrote The Herbal in 1597, he mentioned that Theophrastus (4th century BCE) and Pliny the Elder (1st century AD) recognized three
Brassica is called ... in English Cole and Colewort, and the Sort of Cole which makes an Head, which we call Cabbage, is in Latin Brassica Capitata; so the Cole so remarkable for its Flower, which we call Cole-Flower, or more commonly Cauly-Flower, is in Latin Brassica florida...---Dictionarium Botanicum. R. Bradley, 1728.
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