Tuesday, 25 November 2014


Tropaeolum majus (garden nasturtium, Indian cress or monks cress) is a flowering plant in the family Tropaeolaceae, originating in the Andes from Bolivia north to Colombia. The species has become naturalised in parts of the United States (California, New York, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut). It is of cultivated, probably hybrid origin, with possible parent species including T. minus, T. moritzianum, T. peltophorum, and T. peregrinum. It is not closely related to the genus Nasturtium (which includes watercress).

This carmine nasturtium is a more unusual shade than the orange or yellow varieties and it is a striking addition to any garden. I also find the developing seedheads as photogenic as the flowers!

This post is part of the Nature Footsteps Floral Macros meme,
and also part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme.


  1. Your photos are wonderful and so perfect for Ruby Tuesday...:)

  2. Very, very nice! Have a nice day!

  3. Beautiful flowers and a lovely plants. Great photos. Have a happy week!

  4. Nasturtiums are becoming naturalized? Wow!!! I love their complex formations!! And the red ones show so much more detail than the other colours!!

  5. Klasse Bilder von den Blumen.


  6. such an interesting flower. Nice colors and many forms to explore.


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