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Danish Scurvy Grass Danish Scurvy-grass Cochlearia danica
This member of the Cabbage family, is one of the first plant to come into flower on Chesil.
Its white flowers and small green seed pods can currently be seen in abundance on grassy areas at Chesil.
The name Scurvy-grass comes from its history of being eaten by sailors to prevent scurvy as the fleshy leaves are full of vitamin C. With its love of salt conditions Danish Scurvey-grass has been steadily moving in land along road verges which have been previously salted.