|Scientific Name:||Nasturtium officinale W.T.Aiton|
Nasturtium fontanum Asch.
Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum (L.) Hayek
Sisymbrium nasturtium-aquaticum L.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Akhani, H. & Zehzad, B.|
|Contributor(s):||Gupta, A.K. & Smith, K.|
This species is classed as Least Concern as it is widespread with stable populations and does not face any major threats.
|Range Description:||The species is native to northern Africa, Europe and temperate Asia and the Indian sub continent. It is naturalized in the USA, Sub-Saharan Africa, South America, Australasia and parts of tropical Asia.|
Native:Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Armenia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Canada; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Egypt; France; Georgia; Germany; Greece; Hungary; India; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Lebanon; Libya; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Montenegro; Morocco; Netherlands; Pakistan; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain (Canary Is.); Sweden; Switzerland; Syrian Arab Republic; Tajikistan; Tunisia; Turkey; Turkmenistan; United Kingdom; Uzbekistan
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There is no information available on population trends in this species.
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||The plants are common in wetlands, stream margins, ditches, flushes with moving water usually in chalk or limestone areas.|
|Use and Trade:||The species is widely eaten. The leaves are exceptionally rich in vitamins and minerals, especially iron. It also has medicinal properties used to treat a variety of ailments.|
There are no known significant past, ongoing or future threats to this species.
|Conservation Actions:||No conservation actions are needed.|
|Citation:||Akhani, H. & Zehzad, B. 2014. Nasturtium officinale. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T164311A1040462.Downloaded on 20 June 2018.|
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