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Common Scurvygrass

Cochlearia officinalis

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Brassicales
Family:
Brassicaceae (Cabbage)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Biennial or Perennial
Maximum Size:
60 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Cliffs, hedgerows, mountains, mud, mudflats, roadsides, saltmarshes, seaside.

Flower:
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White, 4 petals
 
White flowers, each measuring between 8 and 15mm across. They appear in a crowded spike at the top of the plant. Each flower is long-stalked. Pollinated by flies, bees and beetles.
Fruit:
Spherical to egg-shaped pods. The seeds ripen from July to September.
Leaves:
A biennial or perennial flower with rounded to heart-shaped lower leaves and upper leaves which clasp the stem. Sometimes seen growing on salted road verges.
Aroma:
The flowers are fragrant.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen