Taxon  Report   7170    
Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum  (L.) Hayek  
(no longer an active name)
Water cress,  Watercress
Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum
© 2007 Thomas Stoughton
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum, a dicot, is a perennial herb (aquatic) that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plant Characteristics
and Associations
Genus: Rorippa
Communities: (many plant communities), escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian
Name Status:
Accepted in JM93

ICPN + PLANTS accepted name:
Nasturtium officinale

NOTE: Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum is no longer an active name.
More information about  Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 14, 2018).

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