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Nasturtium

Name:

Nasturtium

Botanical Name:

Tropaeolum majus L

Flavour Profile:

Nasturtium is a soft, sprawling or scrambling herb with somewhat fleshy stems. The leaves are circular, 30-80 mm diameter and their stalk is attached to the centre of the leaf, like a tiny umbrella. The large trumpet-shaped flowers vary in colour from yellow through orange to red and have a prominent straight or curved basal spur. There are 8 stamens and a slender 3-lobed style. The fruit splits into 3 segments.