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Perennial herb, aquatic, rhizomatous; hairs simple or 0. Stem: prostrate to erect, rooting at proximal nodes. Leaf: pinnately compound, petioled, base lobed or not, simple in deeply submersed plants. Inflorescence: elongated; bracts 0 or subtending proximal flowers. Flower: sepals erect to ascending, base or lateral pair not sac-like; petals white (pink), not clawed. Fruit: silique, dehiscent, linear, cylindric, unsegmented; stigma entire. Seed: 24–60, in 1 or 2 rows; wing 0.
5 species: worldwide. (Latin: nose distortion, in reference to plant pungency) [Al-Shehbaz & Price 1998 Novon 8:124–126]

Key to Nasturtium

1. Seeds in 1 row, minutely net-veined; fruit 1–1.2 mm wide ..... N. gambelii

1' Seeds in 2 rows, coarsely net-veined; fruit (1.8)2–2.5(3) mm wide ..... N. officinale


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