Herb: Long Leaved Scurvy Grass


Latin name: Cochlearia anglica


Family: Cruciferae



Edible parts of Long Leaved Scurvy Grass:

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).

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Biennial/Perennial


Height:
30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
April
to July

Habitat of the herb:

Muddy shores and estuaries.

Propagation of Long Leaved Scurvy Grass:

Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 3 weeks at 15C.

Cultivation of the herb:

Muddy shores and estuaries.

Medicinal use of Long Leaved Scurvy Grass:

None known

Known hazards of Cochlearia anglica:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.