Sirhowy Hill Woodlands

Scientific name: Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum

Water Cress

Water-cress is an evergreen aquatic plant that grows in thick drifts in shallow, clear water (especially fast-flowing streams) all around the UK. Traditionally hand-picked from the wild as a useful salad addition, it became popular in the 18th century, and is now cultivated on a commercial scale.

"Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum (Nasturtium officinale) (5002421657)” by Matt Lavin, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0.

How to identify?

Water-cress has green, divided leaves with rounded leaflets, and hollow stems which float on the surface of the water. Small white and green flowers appear in clusters from May to October.

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Scientific Name

Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum

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