Kerse

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Kerse
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Nasturtium officinale
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Nasturtium
Species: N. officinale
Binomial name
Nasturtium officinale
W.T. Aiton
Synonyms

Nasturtium nasturtium-aquaticum (L.) H. Karst.
Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum (L.) Hayek
Sisymbrium nasturtium-aquaticum L.

Kerses is fast-growin, watter or naur-watter, perennial plants, an ane o the auldest kent leaf vegetables etten by fowk. Thir plants is members o the Faimily Brassicaceae an is sib tae kail an skelloch — aw wi a merkit snell, peppery gust.

The howe stalks o kerse fleets an the leafs grows forenent ilk ither alang the stalk. Kerses brings furth wee knots o white an green flouers.

  • Rorippa amphibia Great yellae-kerse
  • Rorippa islandica Northren yellae-kerse
  • Rorippa microphylla Nairae fruitit-kerse
  • Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum Wall-kerse Ither names: Wall-girse
  • Rorippa palustris Moss yellae-kerse
  • Rorippa sylvestris Creepin yellae-kerse