Tropaeolum majus

Nasturtium: Tropaeolum majus

Nasturtium is an annual flower that is highly favored as an introduction to gardening. Salad-savvy adults have most likely enjoyed the peppery tang of nasturtium leaves and edible flowers among their leafy greens. Nasturtiums are vigorous growers and can abound as either vinelike or compact bushy plants. The leaves are nearly round, and the flowers are brilliant oranges and yellows with long spurs behind them.