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Scurvy Grass?

Observed: 18th December 2011 By: igm54
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Scurvy Grass?

Lush green leaves pretty close to the ground (there had been a vicious storm a few days previous). Described as a herb used by sailors to prevent scurvy, used as a tonic. Found amid the sand and rocks close to the sea,

  • Common scurvy grass, screeby, spoon-wort (Cochlearia officinalis (LINN.))
    Confidence: It might be this.
    Likely ID
    a scurvy grass (Cochlearia sp.)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.