Tropaeolum majus (Nasturtium) is the only member of the
Tropaeolaceae in Tasmania. This is a very common plant in gardens,
both planted and as a weed. It has naturalised damp banks in urban
It is an unmistakeable plant - a large scrambling herb with
quite large large, soft, slightly blue, circular leaves. The flowers
are edible and have brightly coloured (often orange) flowers.
is worth noting that this species is unrelated to the genus
Nasturtium, which is a member of Brassicaceae.