Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum | Water-cress | Biolar
Ditches and streams
Living collection in the National Botanic Garden.
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2022
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Grows abundantly in and by running water. Now reduced to a garnish, watercress was once a well-respected vegetable. It was under small-scale cultivation by the mid 18th century and quickly became a commercial product. Most of the watercress consumed today is grown commercially; but the cultivated plants are identical in every respect to those that grow wild. The older, sturdier leaves are tastier.