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Common Name: Long Leaved Scurvy Grass
Cochlearia anglica is a Biennial/Perennial up to 0.30 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Atlantic and North Sea coasts of Europe, including Britain.
Muddy shores and estuaries[
|Pollinators||Bees, Flies, Beetles, Self
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[
Hybridizes with C. officinalis[
Young leaves and flower heads - raw. Bitter[
]. Used as a flavouring in salads[
]. The leaves are very rich in vitamin C, though very few people will actually enjoy the pungent flavour[
Used as a spice[
] (the part used is not specified).
Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 3 weeks at 15°c[