Cochlearia pyrenaica ssp alpina   Pyrenean Scurvygrass RR DD N

Cochlearia pyrenaica ssp alpina Cochlearia pyrenaica ssp alpina whole

There is some doubt about the existence of this sub species which according to Stace might be the same as C. officinalis but this specimen growing straight out of the granite on the Coire had succulent leaves which are supposed to be a characteristic.

The ssp alpina sub species is the one which grows in the Cairngorms and other parts of Scotland only and the ssp pyrenaica can be found further south.

Coire an t-Sneachda, Cairngorm 18th July 2007

Added on 19th November 2007, updated 4th December 2008, updated 19th March 2010, updated Se3 4th May 2010, updated 12th October 2014