Flame Creeper, Flame Nasturtium (Tropaeolum speciosum)

Newcastle, United Kingdom(Zone 8a)

This plant is a weed at the garden centre where i work in the UK!


Common name: Flame Creeper, Flame Nasturtium
Family: Tropaeolaceae
Genus: Tropaeolum
Species speciosum

Plant Link: http://plantsdatabase.com/go/55526/

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Westbrook, ME(Zone 5a)

Holy cow! It's a beautiful weed. I tried and tried to get seeds of this to germinate. Does it re-seed there?

Everson, WA(Zone 8a)

It looks like garlands draped on Christmas trees - neat!

Newcastle, United Kingdom(Zone 8a)

Hi poppysue. I think that there must be some plants that have reproduced from seed because there is slight variation between different plants, though most of this growth I suspect is from the thick, fleshy creeping rhizomes.

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