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Cochlearia danica - L.
                 
Common Name Danish Scurvy Grass
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sandy and rocky shores, walls and banks by the sea and along railway lines, avoiding acid soils[17].
Range Coastal regions of Europe, including Britain, from Norway to Atlantic Spain and Portugal.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Cochlearia danica Danish Scurvy Grass


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Cochlearia danica Danish Scurvy Grass
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Physical Characteristics
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Cochlearia danica is a ANNUAL growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from May to June, and the seeds ripen from Jun to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in saline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Synonyms

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds; South Wall. In. West Wall. In.
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw or cooked[100, 105, 177]. Used as a flavouring in salads, it is considered to be superior to C. officinalis[183]. The leaves are rich in vitamin C[100], though very few people will actually enjoy the pungent flavour[K].
Medicinal Uses


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Antiscorbutic.

The leaves are a rich source of vitamin C and are used as an antiscorbutic[100].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Prefers a damp well-drained soil. Avoids acid soils in the wild. Prefers a sandy or gritty well-drained soil[200]. Hybridizes with C. officinalis[17].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 3 weeks at 15°c[164].

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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