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Cochlearia confusion

Observed: 29th March 2013 By: dejayM
Biological Recording In ScotlandHighland Biological Recording GroupOrkney Biodiversity Records Centre
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Luxurious leaves, late flowers
I am hoping this is Coclearea danica. Certainly the leaves are somewhat lobed.
I may need to await the flowers, so very late this year.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Danish Scurvygrass (Cochlearia danica) interacts


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Looking back I see that Cochlearia is not as easy to ID as it seems.
See discussions here -
and here
and note my early C.officinalis here

Lovely, terribly confusing, old plates here!
Anyone got a link to a good key

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thanks for your agreement. Can you say how you can be so certain (or daring?) please?
I spent an hour yesterday trying to find CLEAR differences between the leaf structures - I may have failed. (but I did enjoy it!)