Garden Nasturtium

Garden Nasturtium.

Common name

Garden Nasturtium

Scientific Name

Tropaeolum majus

Type of plant


About this weed

Nasturtiums are annuals with fleshy stems and circular flowers easily identified by their bright trumpet shaped flowers in colours of red, orange and yellow produced in spring. They were originally from Ecuador and Peru.


These garden escapees are sprawling & climbing annuals or short-lived perennials. Originally introduced as a hardy garden plant with bright yellow, orange and red flowers held aloft on tall stalks, they have now escaped to urban bushland.

Impact on Bushland

Not available.


Found in wastelands and creeklines from Perth to Albany usually near urban settlements.

Priority for removal

Low: causes minimal disruption to ecological processes or loss of biodiversity.

Management (hand)

Not available.

Management (herbicide)

Not available.

Flowering month/s

July, August, September, October, November

Flower colour/s

Red, Yellow, Orange

Information source

Additional information

Hussey, Keighery, Cousens, Dodd and Lloyd (1997) Western Weeds: A guide to the weeds of Western Australia.

Garden Nasturtium images


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