Common Scurvygrass
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Taken at Barns Ness on 14th May 2017 with Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.





Taken
at Stevenston on 22nd May 2016 with Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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Common Scurvygrass.
Latin Name :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Cochlearia officinalis.
Brassicaceae.
Biennial/Perennial
Habitat:
Height:
Flowers:
Seeds:


Feature:

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.