Nasturtiums are native to the South American Andes, and is not a perennial in this climate although they can reseed. Carl Linnaeus, the renowned botanist, named Nasturtium after the Latin word for trophy. He thought the leaves looked like shields and the flowers like blood-stained helmets of defeated enemies.
Like its relative Watercress, Nasturtiums have peppery-flavored leaves that look somewhat like water lily pads. Hummingbirds regularly visit the edible Nasturtium flowers which come in an array of yellow, orange, pink, and red. Both leaves and flowers and a nice peppery zing to fresh salads!
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