common cabbage is a green, leafy vegetable that, strangely
enough, is a cultivar of the Wild Mustard plant.
Cabbage is herbaceous and biennial, and is a flowering
plant which has a very short stem. On this stem forms
a tight cluster of leaves, which is the cabbage you
buy from grocery stores. In most cases the cabbage leaves
are green, but they can also be purple or a reddish-color.
Another common name for this kind of cabbage is "head
cabbage". The leaves of the cabbage are coated in a powdery and waxy like substance, called 'bloom'.
As mentioned above, the cabbage is derived from the Wild Mustard plant, which is originally from the Mediterranean region of the world. Cabbage can be found growing naturally around the seacoast of the region.