Danish Scurvygrass

Latin Name:

Cochlearia danica

Manx Name:

Scurb Danvargagh


February - June

Locations where this species is found:
Bradda Head

This type of scurvygrass has smaller flowers and grows closer to the ground than Common Scurvygrass (Cochlearia officinalis), which is also common on the island.

Just like other scurvgrass species, it is rich in vitamin C and was chewed by sailors to prevent scurvy. It is particularly common on roadsides.

The Manx name for this flower is "Scurb Danvargagh".
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