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Nasturtium officinale W.T. Aiton


KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderBrassicalesMustard, cabbage, caper, papaya, nasturtiums, many others; most produce mustard oil
FamilyBrassicaceaeMustards, cabbages
GenusNasturtiumJM2 says “nose distortion, in reference to plant pungency”
SpeciesofficinaleSold as an herb, often applied to plants with real or supposed medicinal qualities

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Nasturtium nasturtium-aquaticum (L.) Karsten

Nasturtium officinale W.T. Aiton var. siifolium (Rchb.) W.D.J. Koch

Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum (L.) Hayek

Sisymbrium nasturtium-aquaticum L.


Nasturtium officinale description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Nasturtium officinale (watercress)

4/29/2018 · Red Spring Calico Basin, Red Rock Canyon, Nevada
≈ 12 × 8" (31 × 20 cm)


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