El berro de jardín

Garden cress on wooden background

Lepidium sativum

Sinónimos:
Chandrashura
Garden_cress (Wikipedia)

Garden cress
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Young plants
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Brassicales
Family:Brassicaceae
Genus:Lepidium
Species:
L. sativum
Binomial name
Lepidium sativum
L.
Synonyms
  • Arabis chinensis Rottler ex Wight
  • Cardamon sativum (L.) Fourr.
  • Crucifera nasturtium E.H.L.Krause
  • Lepia sativa (L.) Desv.
  • Lepidium sativum var. spinescens (DC.) Jafri
  • Lepidium spinescens DC.
  • Nasturtium crispum Medik.
  • Nasturtium sativum (L.) Moench
  • Nasturtium spinescens (DC.) Kuntze
  • Thlaspi sativum (L.) Crantz
  • Thlaspidium sativum (L.) Spach

Cress (Lepidium sativum), sometimes referred to as garden cress (or curly 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 flavour and aroma. In some regions, garden cress is known as mustard and cress, garden pepper cress, pepperwort, pepper grass, or poor man's pepper.

This annual plant can reach a height of 60 cm (24 in), with many branches on the upper part. The white to pinkish flowers are only2 mm (116 in) across, clustered in small branched racemes.

When consumed raw, cress is a high-nutrient food containing substantial content of vitamins A, C and K and several dietary minerals.

Garden Cress (Wiktionary)

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡɑːdn̩ kɹɛs/

Noun

garden cress (usually uncountable, plural garden cresses)

  1. (uncountable, countable) A plant, Lepidium sativum.
  2. (uncountable) The pungent leaves of the plant, used in salads.

Translations

See also

  • cress
  • mustard
  • watercress
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