Tropaeolum majus (Nasturtium)

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Ground trailing plant with almost circular leaves. Flowers are spurred, yellow with green leaves. Originally from Peru. Have been used as a remedy for scurvy because of their high vitamin C and iron content. Also used as a tonic to purify the blood and digestive system. In salads, the flowers and leaves have a strong, peppery taste reminiscent of water cress.


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