Scurvygrass

 

Like Alexanders, not common in this area but abundant in north Cornwall, and also once grown in kitchen gardens. We saw it around Tintagel and elsewhere near sea-cliffs. As the name suggests, it was prized for its vitamin C. However, Richard Mabey writes that it is ‘unpleasantly bitter’.

Captain Cook is known to have taken quantities of Scurvygrass on his famous voyages…

Hatfield’s Herbal Gabrielle Hatfield

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Scurvygrass

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