It belongs to the plant family of the nasturtium within the order of the cruciferous plants.
The nasturtium prefers nutrient-rich soils and also grows well in shady places.
The annual plant grows up to 40cm high, but can also get taller if it
climbs. Round stems sprout from thick, round seeds in spring, at the ends of which grow circular leaves (the round shape of the leaves is a specialty of native plants).
The orange, red or yellow flowers sprout between June and October. These are about 5cm tall and are particularly suitable as a set. At the rear end they have a spur that is reminiscent of the hoods of monk's robes (hence the name nasturtium).
All types of cress are only available fresh in stores.