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Danish Scurvygrass

Cochlearia danica

Plant Data

Order:
Brassicales
Family:
Brassicaceae (Cabbage)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
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:
20cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The leaves are edible, raw or cooked. They are good in salads and high in vitamin C.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Smells of mustard or cress when you rub the leaves.
Other Names:
Early Scurvygrass.
Habitats:
Beaches, roadsides, rocks, saltmarshes, seaside, walls.