Narrow-fruited Water-cress - Nasturtium microphyllum
The 4-petalled white flowers are larger than those of N. officinale and this species has longer (16 to 24 mm), upward curved, narrow seed pods on long stalks.
Nasturtium officinale and Apium nodiflorum (Fool's Watercress)
Fool's watercress is an umbellifer.
Leaves, pinnate, hairless. Seeds mostly in 1 row under each valve
The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification
River and canal banks, pond margins and wet ditches.
May to October.
Widespread in Britain, and in the north it is more common the N. officinale.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland where it is the more common of the two Water-cress species. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 180 of the 617 tetrads.
In the current Checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as Native, frequent
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