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Danish Scurvy Grass (Cochlearia danica)

Plants with white flowers
Common Scurvy Grass
Danish Scurvy Grass
Prickly SaltwortRock Samphire
Sea AsterSea Mouse-ear
Sea CampionSea Carrot
Sea KaleSea Rocket
Sea MayweedDewberry
Burnet RoseWhite Rock-rose
Wood SageGlasswort
Plants with yellow flowers
Common Rock-roseHoary Rock-rose
Golden SamphireYellow Horned Poppy
Field FleawortSilver Ragwort
Sea purslaneWild Cabbage
Sea Wormwood
Plants with red or pink flowers
Beach RoseGreater Sea Spurrey
Red ValerianCommon Storksbill
Sand SpurreyHare's Foot Clover
Sea BindweedSea Pink
Hounds TongueCommon Centaury
Spear-leaved OracheTree Mallow
Plants with blue or purple flowers
Common Sea LavenderRock Sea Lavender
Vernal SquillSea Holly
Sheep's Bit
Plants with green or brown flowers
Sea BeetSea Spurge
AlexandersSea Plantain
Grasses & Shrubs
Marram GrassLyme Grass
Cod GrassSea Buckthorn
Danish Scurvy Grass

Danish Scurvy Grass is a plant which likes salty conditions, and is primarily found near the sea. The salting of roads in winter, combined with the ease by which its seeds are carried along by the draught of vehicles has enabled it to become established along the verges of major roads and motorways. It grows to a height of about 6 to 8 inches, with 4 widely-spaced white petals. The stem leaves are glossy and ivy-shaped. It can be seen in flower from early spring to late summer.