This plant is common in ponds and streams, where the water is fresher
and clearer. Very often it is confused with watercress, that belongs to
another botanical family. During Spring time the young shoots sprout and
they are used to prepare a slightly bitter salad, very useful to purify
Use This herb has a relaxing effect and it represents a good remedy
against inflammations; it is necessary to wash it very carefully in
order to take away any kind of parasite.
Picture and text of Tebaldo Lorini Translated by Gianna Toni