Species Detail

Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum Scop.
Water cress


Scientific Name:  
Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum Scop.
Common Name:  
Water cress
Myaamia Name:  
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum Scop.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
N/A 1998-2006 Use - Food  gathered by Barbara Mullin and mother; Julia Gamble Lankford; in Seneca; MO
No Reference Specified Use - Food  greens eaten
English, P. 2004, June 2 Use - Food  gathered and eaten
Strack, M. 2004, February 27 Use - Food  gathered for eating
N/A 1998-2006 Horticultural Info  Barbara and her mother would go out in late March and early April with brown bags and fill them with watercress they fond in spring water; especially in branches of creeks. It doesnt grow in ponds with standing water
Botanical Sources  
Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum Scop.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   A non-native aquatic plant established in clear; quiet waters through the U.S. and southern Canada; native of Eurasia
N/A 1998-2006   Barbara Mullins recipe for watercress salad
Related Sources  
Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum Scop.
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