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Family: TROPAEOLACEAE 

 Tropaeolum polyphyllum
 

Photo by Michail Belov.

  
Author:  Antonio José Cavanilles 1797
Family:  Tropaeolaceae
Habitat:  Argentina, Chile
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3 centimetres
Height:  25 centimetres
Flower:  Dark to bright Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Root Cuttings
Pop names:  Wreath Nasturtium, Andean Nasturtium, Soldadillo Grande de Cordillera
Synonyms:  Chymocarpus polyphyllus  Heynh. 1840

Swollen roots, found in Göteborg Lustgårdar.

   This member of the Tropaeolaceae was given this name by Antonio José Cavanilles in 1797. It is found in the Andes; Argentina and Chile, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The swollen roots can grow to three centimetres, the whole plant up to 25 centimetres. The flowers are dark yellow but can get into bright yellow.