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Tropaeolum majus L.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

f. variegatum
at a small garden in front of a restaurant (Turtle Club), Fairbanks, AK, on August 5 2013. This species must be intolerant to coldness.

Nouzenharen (ノウゼンハレン, 凌霄葉蓮), nasturtium
Kinrenka (キンレンカ, 金蓮花)
Origin of English common name (attn.): the tatse is similar with that of Nasturtium. However, Nasturtium is a genus in Brassicaceae.
Life form: annual forb
Distribution: native to the South America (Peru, Chile and Brazil) → exotic to Japan
Habitat: tropical alpine, i.e., the Andes → intolerant to high temperature > 25°C (also intolerant to cold)
Flower color: orange, yellow, red, pink, etc.
Utilization: herb for vegetable and gardening
f. variegatum Hort. (フイリノウゼンハレン)

Tropaeolaceae Bercht. et J. Presl

⇒ Engler's syllabus (エングラー体系)

One or three genera

Tropaeolum L. (ノウゼンハレン)
Magallana Cav., if established
Tropaeastrum (originally spelling as Trophaeastrum) Mabb., if established

Tropaeolum L.

T. majus L. (ノウゼンハレン)
T. minus L. (ヒメノウゼンハレン)
T. peregrinum L. (カナリアヅル)
T. tuberosum Ruiz. et Pav. (タマノウゼンハレン)