Tropaeolum spp.

Nasturtium, Tropaeolum, from Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

This volunteer plant was among roadside weeds/vegetation at Wundanyi, Taita Hills, Kenya. May 2017.

Nasturtium, Tropaeolum, photo © Michael Plagens

HERB: The leaves and stems are fleshy and glabrous. A perennial root permits seasonal regrowth.

FLOWERS: The showy flowers have five petals and a three parted ovary.

LEAVES: The leaves are round with the petiole attached at center.

RANGE: Normally this plant, a South American native, is widely cultivated. Several species have been hybridized and mixed through the nursery trades.



Tropaeolaceae -- Nasturtium Family

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Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 12 Sept. 2017.