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Cochlearia anglica - L.

Common Name Long Leaved Scurvy Grass
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Muddy shores and estuaries[17].
Range Atlantic and North Sea coasts of Europe, including Britain.
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Weed Potential No
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Moist Soil Wet Soil Full sun
Cochlearia anglica Long Leaved Scurvy Grass


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Cochlearia anglica Long Leaved Scurvy Grass
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Cochlearia anglica is a BIENNIAL/PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft). It is in flower from April to July, and the seeds ripen from July to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies, beetles. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in saline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist or wet soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Bog Garden; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses: Condiment.

Young leaves and flower heads - raw. Bitter[K]. Used as a flavouring in salads[183]. The leaves are very rich in vitamin C, though very few people will actually enjoy the pungent flavour[K]. Used as a spice[105, 177] (the part used is not specified).

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Prefers a cool shady position. Grows well on acid or calcareous soils but it avoids shady positions in the wild. Prefers a sandy or gritty well-drained soil[200]. Hybridizes with C. officinalis[17].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 3 weeks at 15°c[164].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Botanical References

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