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Lepidium sativum L.

Synonyms

Cardamon sativum, Lepia sativa, Lepidium hortense, Lepidium spinescens, Nasturtium crispum, Nasturtium sativum, Nasturtium spinescens, Thlaspidium sativum, Thlaspi sativum

Common names

Garden cress, Habba hamra, Rashad

Extract from Wikipedia article

Cress (Lepidium sativum), sometimes referred to as garden cress to distinguish it from similar plants also referred to as cress (from old Germanic cresso which means sharp, spicy), is a rather fast-growing, edible herb. Garden cress is genetically related to watercress and mustard, sharing their peppery, tangy flavor and aroma. In some regions, garden cress is known as mustard and cress, garden pepper cress, pepperwort pepper grass, or poor man's pepper.[+]

LinkGarden cress (Lepidium sativum) on roadside in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Abū Nakẖlah, Qatar

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