scurvy grass :
- n a widely distributed Arctic cress reputed to have value in treatment or prevention of scurvy; a concentrated source of vitamin C
- n any plant of the genus Barbarea: yellow-flowered Eurasian cresses; widely cultivated for winter salad
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- Perching on the cliffs of New Zealand, endemic Lepidium flora faces extinction threats
( Pensoft Publishers ) Cooks Scurvy Grass (Lepidium oleraceum) has an international claim to fame as the plant most commonly used by Captain James Cook and other 18th century explorers as an antiscorbutic. Formerly widespread on the beaches and cliffs of New Zealand, the species was by 1900 already widely acknowledged as uncommon. A detailed revision, published in the open access journal ...
June 17, 2013 - EurekAlert!