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Photos were taken 2011, April 9th by the River Severn near Westbury-on-Severn.
Clapham, Tutin and Warburg list 6 different 'scurvy grasses' as growing in the British Isles. They are called scurvy grass because, the leaves being rich in vitamin c, they have long been used as a treatment for scurvy.
Cochlearia Anglica is common along the lower reaches of the Severn and Wye.
Roger Philips in his book Wild Food (a book I strongly recommend) says that this is the most pleasant tasting of a bad bunch!
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