Cochlearia danica - Danish Scurvygrass
Danish Scurvygrass is frequent around the coast, growing on cliffs, dunes, short maritime grassland, along cliff-tops and in stony ground by salt-marshes. It may also be found on coastal walls and banks and, at times, can be seen growing with Cochlearia officinalis
. Inland it is being increasingly recorded on main roads, particularly the A30 and A38. Here it is most prolific on the hard shoulder and along the central reservation. Although it has spread inland in response to the winter salt-dressing of roads this has been to a much lesser extent than that of C. officinalis
. Danish Scurvygrass is also very common on the Isles of Scilly.
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French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.