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4 white petals, up to 7mm, forming clusters at the top.
A linear, straight or slightly curved pod, up to 3cm long. The reddish-brown, oval seeds are arranged in two rows.
The leaves are pinnate with between 3 and 9 narrowly oval leaflets. Terminal leaflets are the largest leaflets. The leaves are not hairy and reach a maximum of 4 inches long. The stems and leaves may float on water, or be aerial.
The leaves can be eaten, raw or cooked. The seeds can be eaten too. They make a good addition to salads. Very nutritious. This plant is very high in iron.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
The leaves smell when crushed.
Brown Cress, Greencress, Indian Cress, Tall Nasturtium.
Ditches, ponds, water, waterside, wetland.