Long Leaved Scurvy Grass (Cochlearia anglica)

Biennial/Perennial
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Long Leaved Scurvy Grass
Cochlearia anglica
Cruciferae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    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).

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring or autumn in situ. Germination usually takes place within 2 – 3 weeks at 15¡c[164].
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].
Atlantic and North Sea coasts of Europe, including Britain.

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