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Flora of Cornwall (1999)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Flora of Cornwall (1999), which was a Tetrad Atlas (the maps had 2km square dots or Tetrads). The map on this web page depicts the plant's distribution at the 1km square scale and shows the records made pre-2000 which were used in the 1999 Flora and those made since.

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.

Click here to see Aphotoflora images by David Fenwick


French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.