Irish wildflowers

Photographs: Co.Cork

Common Scurvygrass
Cochlearia officinalis
Biolar trá
Family: Brassicaceae

Flowering: April-July. Biennial or perennial. Native.

Crowded racemes of white flowers. Petals More than 4mm long. Rounded seed pods. Slightly fleshy leaves. Long-stalked basal leaves, kidney-heart shaped. Stem leaves triangular, stalkless, toothed. Height: Usually more than 13cm.

Frequent, coastal. Estuaries and saltmarshes, sea-shores, cliffs, walls.

Similar: English Scurvygrass, C. anglica. Flattened seedpods.
Basal leaves tapered at base.

Above: Common Scurvygrass. June and April 2007

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