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Cochlearia groenlandica L.
Danish scurvygrass

General Information
Symbol: COGR6
Group: Dicot
Family: Brassicaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: AK   N
GL   N
L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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©Mary Clay Stensvold. Provided by Smithsonian Institution, Department of Botany. United States, AK, S.E. region, Myriad Islands, Chichagof Island, west shore. Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name
COOFA Cochlearia officinalis L. ssp. arctica (Schltdl.) Hultén
COOFG Cochlearia officinalis L. ssp. groenlandica (L.) A.E. Porsild
COOFO Cochlearia officinalis L. ssp. oblongifolia (DC.) Hultén
COOFA2 Cochlearia officinalis L. var. arctica (Schltdl.) Gelert
COGR11 Cochleariopsis groenlandica (L.) Á. Löve & D. Löve
COGRA Cochleariopsis groenlandica (L.) Á. Löve & D. Löve ssp. arctica (Schltdl.) Á. Löve & D. Löve
COGRO Cochleariopsis groenlandica (L.) Á. Löve & D. Löve ssp. oblongifolia (DC.) Á. Löve & D. Löve


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Capparales
Family Brassicaceae ⁄ Cruciferae – Mustard family
Genus Cochlearia L. – scurvygrass
Species Cochlearia groenlandica L. – Danish scurvygrass

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Cochlearia officinalis ssp. arctica

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Alaska FACW
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACW



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover