University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Vegetables

Collards (Brassica oleracea, Acephala group)

The plant, which grows in a rosette, does not form a head. Glossy, blue-green, cabbage-like leaves are attached by slender stems to an upright, single, round stalk which may reach several feet in length. Leaves have a prominent white mid-vein, and are flat with ruffled edges. Seeds resemble those of cabbage.