Botanical Name of Cauliflower

Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea var. botrytis

Cauliflower is a flowering plant with leaves wrapped around its stem forming a “head”. The head is a white inflorescence meristem and is sometimes called a “curd”.

It belongs to the genus Brassica and family Brassicaceae, or the mustards. There are four groups of cauliflowers cultivated worldwide – Italian, Northwest European Biennial, Northern European Annuals, and Asian.

The most common kind of cauliflowers are white. Orange cauliflower contains beta carotene. Green cauliflowers are sometimes called broccoflower. Purple cauliflowers contain anthocyanins, which give them their purple colour.

Frequently Asked Questions on Botanical Name of Cauliflower

What is the botanical name of cauliflower?

The botanical name of cauliflower is Brassica oleracea var. botrytis.

True or False

Mustard is a condiment made from the seeds of the mustard plant.

True. Seeds are often crushed or broken.

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