TG3106 : Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)

taken 1 year ago, near to Surlingham, Norfolk, Great Britain

Nasturtium   (Tropaeolum majus)
Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)
The first Tropaeolum species is documented to have been imported into Spain by the Spanish botanist Nicolás Monardes, who in 1569 published an account in which he described the plants and animals he had discovered in South America. The English herbalist John Gerard reports having received seeds of the plant from Europe. The Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus chose the genus name because the plant reminded him of an ancient custom of the Romans, who, after victory in battle, erected a trophy pole (a tropaeum) on which the vanquished foe's armour and weapons were hung. The plant's round leaves reputedly reminded Linnaeus of shields, and its flowers of blood-stained helmets. Nasturtiums are edible plants and can be used in salads.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 15 August, 2017   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 15 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 3168 0692 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.6366N 1:25.2311E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 3169 0690
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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