nasturtium

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nasturtium

Herbal medicine
(1) Tropaeolum majus (Indian cress), a flowering plant that contains glucotrapeoline, which hydrolyses to form sulphur-based antibiotics; it is antimicrobial, haematopoietic and purgative, and has been used for respiratory and urinary tract infections. 
(2) Watercress, see there; Nasturtium officinale.
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We studied floral development in Lepidium virginicum (Poor-man's pepper) and Tropaeolum majus (Nasturtium) as part of a larger project to understand the evolution of floral form and development in the order Capparales.
If you are looking to hide a shed, compost heap or dustbin area, or you just want to cover a wall or fence with minimum fuss and expense then nasturtiums, Tropaeolum majus, are cheap, cheerful and reliable.
Reseda odorata, Tropaeolum majus and Althea rosea (Walter Fitch - PGP) IF OUR hosts were frustrated by our insisting we visit all the charity and antique shops we could find last weekend, then they certainly made up for it by making us trawl around their local garden centre.