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Danish Scurvygrass

Cochlearia danica

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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
Maximum Size:
20 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Beaches, roadsides, rocks, saltmarshes, seaside, walls.

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.
Aroma:
Smells of mustard or cress when you rub the leaves.
Other Names:
Early Scurvygrass.
Frequency (UK):
Common  
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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