Nasturtium: Tropaeolum majus

This week I’m sharing with you a special commission I did recently: A botanical painting  (vintage style) of the plant called Nasturtium which scientific name is: Tropaeolum majus. This type of plants are characterized by intensely bright flowers, and rounded (shies-shaped) leaves. 

it can be cultivated at home during the summer since it does well in sun. When the soil is rich it tends to produce much leafy growth and few flowers. Flower colors include cream, yellow, orange and red. All parts of Tropaeolum majus are edible with a slightly peppery taste. Nasturtium has been used with antiseptic purposes. In fact, in Germany physicians are allowed to prescribe a herbal antibiotic made from nasturtiums.

Enjoy this watercolor with a photoshop edited background in black.