Nasturtium microphyllum Boenn. ex Rchb.
Family: Brassicaceae
one-row yellow-cress, watercress
[Nasturtium fontanum var. longisiliquum Asch.,  more...]
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Etymology: Nasturtium: Latin nasus for “nose” and tortum for “to twist”, referring to the pungent taste
Plants: erect or spreading, perennial, 4"-18" tall, emergent aquatic, sometimes evergreen, forming large, tangled masses; stems spreading; rooting from the lower nodes
Leaves: pinnately-divided into 3-9 rounded leaflets with the end one longest
Flowers: white, 4-parted, 1/5" wide, petals 2 times longer than the sepals; inflorescence a cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers from the ends of the shoots
Fruits: pod, long, thin; coarse seeds in 1 rows
Habitat: sun; wet; streams, springs, cold water; in limy, sediment, gravelly soil
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive
Nasturtium microphyllum image
Steve C. Garske  
Nasturtium microphyllum image
Steve C. Garske  
Nasturtium microphyllum image
Nasturtium microphyllum image
Nasturtium microphyllum image
Nasturtium microphyllum image
Nasturtium microphyllum image
Nasturtium microphyllum image
Nasturtium microphyllum image
Nasturtium microphyllum image