Nasturtium officinale   Water-cress CC DD N

Nasturtium officinale

This is quite a common plant of streams and ditches where it will often spread so effectively as to partially block the flow of water. The plant has been known for centuries as one with edible leaves and it is also a source of vitamin C. Nasturtium officinale is a new name in New Flora of the British Isles (2010) by Clive Stace for a plant previously know as Rorippa nasturium-aquaticum.

Nasturtium officinale is common in England, Ireland and Wales and common around most of the coast of Scotland

Stream near Pistyll, Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales 25th July 2005

Added on 17th November 2005, updated 19th January 2012, updated 16th Nov 2014

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