Filter plants starting to grow - any new ones to recommend?

Discussion in 'Pond Archive' started by Phyllis and Jim, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. And the seeds themselves are "capers".
    Derek Broughton, Apr 11, 2007
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    DavidM Guest

    ~ jan wrote, On 10/04/2007 06:40:
    You sound like a supertaster (
    I'm the opposite, water cress tastes great and I eat lemons like
    oranges. It's good to be a genetic anomaly.
    All this talk of biofilters has reminded me that the pile of decking
    offcuts needs to be turned into a filter frame.
    DavidM, Apr 11, 2007
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    G Pearce Guest

    Capers are watercress seeds? - We had them on the cruise ship in '86 on
    different foods - thought it was a Greek thing - excellent
    Gale :~)
    G Pearce, Apr 11, 2007
  4. Er, no, capers are nasturtium seeds.

    Now I'm confused, too :)

    Plants with the common name "Nasturtium" are genus Tropaeolum ("Flowering
    Nasturtium" is /Tropaelum Majus/) and not at all related to watercress -
    which is genus Nasturtium! Watercress is a type of mustard.

    Here's a good page:

    Now I have to follow up what he said about capers - maybe they _aren't_
    actually the same thing...
    Derek Broughton, Apr 11, 2007
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    G Pearce Guest

    OK, Derek - you got the ball, run with it :~>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Gale :~)
    G Pearce, Apr 12, 2007
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    Altum Guest

    I love nasturtiums. It's fun eating flowers!

    Scroll down to the "Culinary Uses" section and it says that unripe
    nasturtium seeds can be substituted for caper berries.

    As for watercress, you just explained why my flowering watercress looks
    so much like the wild mustard weed that grows around here. Thanks!
    Altum, Apr 12, 2007
  7. Right, he's across the 50 yard line and heading for the end zone:

    capers are "Caprissa Spinosa", not very closely related to Tropaelum,
    but ...

    He's at the 30 yard line and leaving the opponents behind him:

    Capers _are_ fairly closely related to Watercress! (both being members of
    the Mustard family).


    I love following up these questions because I invariably learn something I
    didn't know before. I've just complained to DW that she lied to me about
    the Capers - she insists that she didn't lie, she just believed somebody
    else who told her the same thing.
    Derek Broughton, Apr 12, 2007
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