Calflora
Taxon  Report   9597    
Nasturtium officinale  W. T. Aiton
Watercress
Nasturtium officinale
© 2014 Dee Warenycia
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Nasturtium officinale
© 2016 Erik Larsen
Nasturtium officinale
© 2016 Joan Hampton
Nasturtium officinale, 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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Nasturtium officinale
© 2014 Richard Chasey
Family: BRASSICACEAE  
Genus: Nasturtium
Communities: (many plant communities), escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Nasturtium nasturtium-aquaticum
PLANTS: Nasturtium officinale var. siifolium
PLANTS: Sisymbrium nasturtium-aquaticum
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More information about  Nasturtium officinale
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (NAOF)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 15, 2018).