Kapuzinerkresse or Nasturtium by monikozi

Kapuzinerkresse or Nasturtium

I liked these flowers from the very first moment I saw them, about 30 years ago or so. Until last week, I only knew them by their German name, Kapuzinerkresse. Because I saw them first at a German elderly lady. I still can't get used to the other name, Nasturtium.
I find this flower amazing, as two of the petals, the top ones, are usually different than the other three. Usually the petals, if they differ, differ just in colour, not in structure. The three bottom ones have some fringes in the very middle, whereas the top two don't feature those fringes.
And I like the vibrant orange and the shape of the petals, as well as the manner the blossom ends in the back part and how it connects to the stem (not visible here because... obvious).
(this flower is edible , often use for food decoration. )
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September 14th, 2020  
Love the details you caught on the blossom. Very pretty. We do add them to special salads. I didn’t know they had a German name. You don’t say where you are from so is German your native language. I was able to work in Germany for most of a year when I was 19....Konigswinter am Rhein when Bonn was the capital.
September 15th, 2020  
@pyrrhula Edible? Really? I had no idea!
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September 15th, 2020  
@shutterbug49 Thanks to 365 I learned something new today. Is it the flower or is it the leaves to be eaten?
I am not from Germany. For several years I had some german-speaking neighbours and a bit of German stuck with me. Among the few words, the Kapuzinerkresse :D
September 15th, 2020  
@monikozi Both are eaten. Some prefer the taste of the flowers more. I have only used them in salad. They just look pretty on a salad taken to a potluck or something.
September 15th, 2020  
They sure are pretty, but I've had them get out of hand rather quickly!
September 15th, 2020  
@aikiuser 'out of hand' as in too many? or?
September 15th, 2020  
@monikozi Yes, too many. They can grow like weeds!
September 15th, 2020  
Lovely colour and details
September 15th, 2020  
@ziggy77 thank you very much
September 15th, 2020  
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