On 2006-04-19, Susan <[email protected]> wrote: > That's the big problem with common names. > > There's 2 different Nasturtiums. There's the genus Nasturtium, in > Brassiceae -- a watercress (I've been looking for pictures of the > flower, and can't come up with a good one) > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasturtium_(scientific_name) Doh, I forgot about that. > And there's the "garden" Nasturtium -- the Genus Tropaeolum > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasturtium_(common_name) > > which is what comes up if you do a google Image search. That's the one I've been planting. The leaves are very tasty (peppery, I think) in sandwiches and salads. The flowers are also edible and nice but not as interesting as the leaves. They look nice in the garden and -- this may be a disadvantage if you want a really tidy garden -- self-seed very easily. (Last year I let some of the seeds fall and collected some to plant in pots this year.) Thanks for the information.