NT2569 : Danish Scurvy Grass in Edinburgh

taken 2 months ago, near to Liberton, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Danish Scurvy Grass in Edinburgh
Danish Scurvy Grass in Edinburgh
A close-up of leaves, flowers, and seed capsules.
Cochlearia - Scurvy Grass

Danish Scurvy Grass [Cochlearia danica] is a British native plant, and not a grass, but a member of the Brassicaceae. Essentially coastal in their distribution originally, because of their salt tolerance, they have become widespread inland as a result of winter salting of roads. Individually the plants are insignificant, but more interesting when seen close up. Several shoots form a rosette, up to 15 cm diam.; leaves are rounded kidney or ivy-leaf shaped, and slightly fleshy, and rich source of Vitamin C [hence its name, and its use in preventing scurvy]. The flowers are 5 mm diam, with 4 white-purplish petals, 4.5 mm long, 6 anthers and a central stigma. Seeds are produced in rounded capsules 3 x 6 mm, which can be seen in some of the close-up photos.

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Friday, 9 April, 2021   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 13 April, 2021
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Lowlands  Suburb, Urban fringe  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Roads, Road transport 
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Braid Hills  Edinburgh 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2599 6987 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:54.9723N 3:11.1408W
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