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Nasturtium

Nasturtium is the common name of one plant and the scientific name of another.

Nasturtium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Geraniales
Family: Tropaeolaceae[?]
Genus: Tropaeolum
Species
T. majus
T. minus
T. peltophorum
T. tuberosum
Ref: Delta (http://biodiversity.uno.edu/delta/angio/www/tropaeol.htm)
as of 2002-08-01
ITIS 29178 (http://www.itis.usda.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=29178)
as of 2002-08-01
The nasturtium is a plant of the genus Tropaeolum[?] with showy flowers and rounded, shield-shaped or peltate[?] leaves with the petiole in the center. It can also be used in salads and has a slightly peppery taste reminiscent of watercress[?]. The flowers have five petals, or sometimes eight, a three-carpelled ovary, and a funnel-shaped nectar tube in the back.

Nasturtium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Capparales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Nasturtium
Species
N. gambellii

Problems

The name Nasturtium officinale has been given to watercress[?], but the currently accepted name for it is Rorippa[?] nasturtium-aquaticum.

References

http://biodiversity.uno.edu/delta/angio/www/crucifer.htm as of 2002-05-31
ITIS 23252 (http://www.itis.usda.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=23252)
as of 2002-05-31



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