White Watercress, Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum (Nasturtium officinale)

White Watercress
Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum (Nasturtium officinale)




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Family: Cruciferae (Brassicaceae), Mustard Family
Plant Size: Generally less than 16" (45 Cm) in our area (grows prostrate).
Blooms in: Spring-Summer
Habitat Preferred: Aquatic emergent at edges of streams, cool ponds, rivers.
Photo(s) taken at: Verde River near Tapco
Bloom Color: White
Other Common Names:
Origin: European
Comments: Foliage tastes peppery, edible
Further Reference & Sources: "Arizona Flora", Kearney, Peebles, et. al., Univ. of California Press, 1951 w/1960 supp.;   "A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona", Anne Orth Epple, 1995, Falcon Press; The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers, Western Edition Knopf, 1979, 1992
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