West Highland Flora

Danish Scurvy-grass


Cochlearia danica

 

Cochlearia danica

Photo Carl Farmer
(4 Apr 2003 North Berwick)
Fl 5 mm across

Rare on stony ground near the sea.  Also occurs on salted roadsides in some parts of the country; I don't know of it doing this in the W Highlands.

Flower diameter c 4-5 mm

ID:  Flowers similar to Common Scurvy-Grass, but usually mauve.  Leaves rather ivy-like in shape, with heart-shaped bases.  All leaves stalked except sometimes the extreme uppermost, and never clasping the stem.  Flowers no more than 5 mm across.  Plants are very dwarf and compact.  Hybridises with Common S-g, not known if this occurs on Skye.

Other features: Sometimes occurs with very tiny leaves almost hidden by the carpet of flowers, as in bottom picture.

 

Cochlearia danica

Photo Carl Farmer
(7 Apr 2003 Musselburgh)



Cochlearia danica

Photo Carl Farmer
(7 Apr 2003 Musselburgh)

 

Back to species list