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Nasturtium

tropaeolum majus

Description:

It is a herbaceous plant with trailing stems growing to over m long. The leaves are large, nearly circular, 3-15 cm diameter. The flowers are 2.5–6 cm diameter, with five petals. They vary from yellow to orange to red, frilled and often darker at the base of the petals. The flowers can be eaten, and have a peppery taste.

Habitat:

Originally from South America, but now widely cultivated.

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2 Comments

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Another wonderful Depth picture!

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Both the leaves & the flowers are delicious in salads!

Steve A
Spotted by
Steve A

New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Dec 17, 2011
Submitted on Dec 20, 2011

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