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Danish Scurvygrass

Cochlearia danica

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.

Plant Data

Order:
Brassicales
Family:
Brassicaceae (Cabbage)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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White, 4 petals
 
Clustered. White with 4 petals and 6 yellow stamens.
Fruit:
A broad, ovoid seed pod.
Leaves:
Simple, stalked leaves which alternate along the stem. The leaves are ivy-like but with heart-shaped bases.
Maximum Size:
20 centimetres tall
Aroma:
Smells of mustard or cress when you rub the leaves.
Other Names:
Early Scurvygrass.
Frequency (UK):
Common  
Habitats:
Beaches, roadsides, rocks, saltmarshes, seaside, walls.