Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum (L.) Hayek


Creeping, stoloniferous perennial of wet places and with hollow stems. Leaves lyrate to pinnate with 1-5 pairs of leaflets; margins entire or with rounded teeth. Flowers with petals 3-6 mm long; late spring to early summer. Fruit a siliqua 10-18 mm long on a stalk about 1 cm long; seed in 2 rows in each chamber. [Nasturtium officinale R. Br.]

W Asia, N Africa, Europe

Naturalised in all Australian states.

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Brassicaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Brassicales
family       Brassicaceae
genus        Rorippa Scop.