English Scurvygrass on saltmarsh, Lune estuary, Lancaster
Individual flower - flattened pod, petals with narrow base
Pods - latterally flattened
Stalked basal leaves
Sessile, clasping upper leaves
April to June
It is found in all round the coast but is missing from some
parts of Northeast and the Southeast.
For a map see the National Biodiversity Network Gateway
It is found on muddy shores, estuaries and saltmashes.
English Scurvygrass is a native, biennial or perennial herb,
growing up to 40cm.
Flowers are up to 14mm across with 4 white ovate petals,
narrowing at their base into a claw.
Fruit pods are laterally flattened.
The basal leaves are in a rosette (difficult to see in a saltmarsh
crowded with plants). They are oval and stalked.
Upper leaves are slightly lobed, sessile and clasping the stem.
The stem is erect.
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