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18/04/16<br />
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Scurvy grass growing alongside the A50 near Sudbury, Derbyshire.<br />
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If you’ve driven anywhere in the UK this week you might have noticed a carpet of white flowers flourishing in the verges of highways and motorways.<br />
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Full Story here: <br />
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http://www.fstoppress.com/articles/fsp_danish_scurvy_grass/<br />
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.It’s called Danish scurvy grass, or Cochlearia groenlandica to give it its Latin name, and for years it only grew in coastal areas as it needs salty conditions to survive.<br />
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But now, thanks to councils gritting and salting our roads over the winter months, this hardy plant has taken hold in the heart of Derbyshire – possibly as far inland as you can get in the UK.<br />
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In fact, according to the latest research by national wild flower charity Plantlife, it’s the fastest spreading plant in the country.<br />
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