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Cochlearia groenlandica (Danish scurvygrass)
Mininberg, David T.

Cochlearia groenlandica

Cochlearia groenlandica L.

Danish Scurvygrass, Danish Scurvy-grass, Greenland Cochlearia

Brassicaceae (Mustard family)

Synonym(s): Cochlearia officinalis ssp. arctica, Cochlearia officinalis ssp. groenlandica, Cochlearia officinalis ssp. oblongifolia, Cochlearia officinalis var. arctica, Cochleariopsis groenlandica, Cochleariopsis groenlandica ssp. arctica, Cochleariopsis groenlandica ssp. oblongifolia

USDA Symbol: COGR6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial , Biennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AK , CA , OR , WA
Canada: BC , MB , NL , NT , NU , ON , QC , YT
Native Habitat: Tidal flats, beaches, dunes, lagoons, stream banks, seepage, peat hammocks, meadows, tundra, maritime rocky beaches and slopes, mud flat bird nesting sites.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Cochlearia groenlandica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cochlearia groenlandica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cochlearia groenlandica


Record Modified: 2022-07-15
Research By: CBR

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