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Watercress Seeds

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Watercress Seeds

Watercress, also known as Nasturtium officinalis, is native to Europe to central Asia.

Watercress is one of the oldest known leaf vegetables consumed by human beings. Watercress is a member of the cabbage family, botanically related to garden cress and mustard, all noteworthy for a peppery, tangy flavor.

There are many benefits from eating Watercress. Watercress contains significant amounts of iron, calcium and folic acid, in addition to vitamins A and C. Watercress is also well know for its high content of antioxidants. Watercress is also a diuretic, an expectorant, and a digestive aid.

Watercress is also believed to have cancer-suppressing properties; it is widely believed to help defend against lung cancer. Due to its high iodine content, Watercress has a strengthening effect on the thyroid gland, thus beneficial for sufferers of hypothyroidism.

Additional Details
  • Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee)
  • Genus: Nasturtium (nas-STUR-shum)
  • Species: officinale (oh-fiss-ih-NAH-lee)
  • Cultivar:
  • AKA: Nasturtium officinale
  • Category:Ponds and Aquatics, Tropicals and Tender Perennials
  • Height:under 6 in. (15 cm), 6-12 in. (15-30 cm), 12-18 in. (30-45 cm), 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
  • Spacing:9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
  • Germination Time: 9 to 14 days
  • Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer
  • Bloom Color:Pale Yellow, White/Near White
  • Foliage:Grown for foliage, Deciduous, Aromatic
  • Soil Requirements:
  • Propagation Methods:
  • Other Details:May be a noxious weed or invasive. Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

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