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Common name

English: White Watercress

German: Brunnenkresse

Mandarin: 豆瓣菜 (dou ban cai)

Portuguese: Agrião


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Capparales (35)

        Family: Brassicaceae (32)(family description)

          Genus: Nasturtium (1)

            Epithet: officinale R.Br. (6)

Synonyms: Nasturtium fontanum Asch., Nasturtium nasturtium-aquaticum (L.) H. Karst.

fontanum => of a spring or fountain

officinale => of practical use to man; official species in commerce, especially for medicinal purposes


Climate: temperate, sub-tropical

Habitat: hydrophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Nasturtium officinale at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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