Garden Cress is an annual herb that can reach a height of 2 ft, with many
branches on the upper part. The leaves are entire, the upper ones are
stalkless whereas lower ones stalked. Flowers are white to pinkish in
color, small, 2 mm across, borne in long racemes. The fruits are small
pods, obovate, with two seeds per pod. The seeds are brownish red in
colour and become slimy when soaked in water. Garden Cress is native to
mediterranean region and Western Himalaya, introduced and naturalised, cultivated throughout
the world. Within India, it is cultivated as a salad plant. It is found as
Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
Photographed in Mohra, Kashmir & Ismailabad, Haryana.
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