Irish wildflowers

Photographs: roadside, Co.Cork

Tropaeolum majus
Family: Tropaeolaceae

Flowering June-October. Annual. Garden escape. Introduced.

Large yellow, orange or reddish flowers with funnel-shaped nectar-tubes. Seeding freely. Light-green rounded leaves with leaf-stalk in centre of leaf. Growth can be 15cm to 250cm depending on variety.

Dry ground in full sun. Grown in gardens as an ornamental, also as companion-plants and to attract beneficial insects. Occasional garden escape or discard, usually found on waste ground, roadsides, rubbish tips


Nasturtium. County Cork. August 2008

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