Sea Scurvy Grass.

Botanical name: 

Cochlearia marina.

A common plant also about our sea coasts, and by the sides of rivers, where the tide comes The leaves are not so numerous as those of the other; and they are oblong, of a reddish green colour, pointed at the ends, and indented at the edges in an irregular manner; they are considerably larger than those of garden scurvy grass, and more fleshy. The stalks are eight or ten inches high; they are tender, round and striated; they have few leaves on them, but the flowers are small and white, and stand in clusters at the tops of the stalks, as in the other. The leaves are to be used fresh gathered, or their juice is to be taken. Their virtues are the same as those of the other. But it is the general opinion that they are greater, though the taste be not so agreeable.

The Family Herbal, 1812, was written by John Hill.