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Taxon: Cochlearia officinalis L.

Genus: Cochlearia
Family: Brassicaceae (alt. Cruciferae) tribe: Cochlearieae
Nomen number: 11010
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:647. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Comment: non Cochlearia officinalis auct. Amer. (= C. groenlandica L.)
Name verified on: 06-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 04-Apr-2012
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • common scurvy-grass   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • scurvy-grass   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • spoonwort   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • cranson   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • herbe aux cuillère   (Source: IllF MEur ) – French
  • Löffelkraut   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • cocleária   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • cucharita   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • skörbjuggsört   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Northern Europe: Denmark; Faroe Islands; Finland [n.]; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Belgium; Germany [n.]; Netherlands; Switzerland
    East Europe: Russian Federation - Arkhangelsk, Komi, Murmansk, Nenets
    Southwestern Europe: France [n.]

    Southeastern Europe: Italy
    Southwestern Europe: Spain [s.]



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  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (27 November 2015)

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