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.