Doris's picture

Unknown 'weed'

Observed: 29th April 2013 By: DorisDoris’s reputation in PlantsDoris’s reputation in PlantsDoris’s reputation in Plants
cluster and leaf

common plant in my garden

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Danish Scurvygrass (Cochlearia danica) interacts


Chris Metherell's picture

Cochlearia spp

If you could provide a photo of a well-developed basal leaf, a clearer shot of the stem leaves and an idea of the width of the flower an ident is quite likely.

It looks as though the basal leaves are probably cordate, which, given that the stem leaves are not petiolate (as we can see from the photos), narrows the search down to C. officinalis and C. pyrenaica. Probably C. officinalis but more info needed.

Chris Metherell
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North Northumberland

GrizzledBadger's picture

Here in Leicester we have a

Here in Leicester we have a large amount of a Scurvygrass growing at the sides of major roads, presumably due to salinity from winter gritting operations.


lavateraguy's picture

In Cheshire ...

... Cochlearia danica now grows along the edges of minor roads as well. I've even seen it the best part of a thousand feet up. (That particular road also has Spergularia marina, and, I think, Puccinellia distans.)