Page author: David Giblin
Cochlearia groenlandica
scurvy-grass, Danish scurvygrass, spoonwort

Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest on the outer coast and along the Salish Sea in Washington; Alaska to California, east across northern Canada to the Atlantic Coast and Greenland.

Habitat: Along immediate coast in tidal flats, maritime rocky beaches, dunes, lagoons, stream banks, and peat hammocks,

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Biennial, Perennial

Conservation Status: Threatened in Washington (WANHP)

Pollination: Bees, flies, butterflies


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Accepted Name:
Cochlearia groenlandica L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 2: 647. 1753 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Cochlearia arctica Schltdl. ex DC.
Cochlearia fenestrata R. Br.
Cochlearia officinalis L., misapplied [HC]
Cochlearia officinalis L. ssp. oblongifolia (DC.) Hultén [VPPNW2]
Cochlearia officinalis L. var. arctica (D.F.K. Schltdl. ex DC.) Gelert
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Cochlearia groenlandica in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Cochlearia groenlandica checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Cochlearia groenlandica information.

E-Flora BC: Cochlearia groenlandica atlas page.

CalPhotos: Cochlearia groenlandica photos.

USDA Plants: Cochlearia groenlandica information.

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