Common Scurvygrass
Taken at Saltcoats on 2nd May 2021 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm lens. Fact File

Taken at Ardmore Point on 22nd April 2021 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File


Taken at Barns Ness on 29th April 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File

Taken at Stevenston on 22nd May 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File

Common Scurvygrass.
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Cochlearia officinalis.
Brassicaceae.
Biennial/Perennial
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Coastal regions, on cliff-tops and salt marshes
Up to 0.3 m.
May - August.
July - September.
The flowers are hermaphrodite and are pollinated by Bees, flies, and beetles. The plant acquired its common name from the observation that it cured scurvy, and it was taken on board ships in dried bundles or distilled extracts. It's very bitter taste was usually disguised with herbs and spices.