Nasturtium

Scientific Name: 
Tropaeolum majus
Family Name: 
Tropaeolaceae
Place of Origin: 
Central & South America
Plant Description: 
A sprawling groundcover with bright yellow and orange flowers in spring,
Plant Height: 
to 40cm
Plant Use: 
Edible
Medicinal
Repellent
Dye
Of Interest: 
Not only can you get a yellow-orange dye from these flowers, they'll spice up your salad too! In herbal medicine nasturtiums are used for their expectorant and antiseptic qualities. As a companion plant they are a good repellent of pests for brassicas and curcubits.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Annual
Plant Type: 
Ground cover
Spreading
Climate: 
Temperate
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Sub-Tropical

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