Nasturtium (Tropaeolum) is a genus of flowering plants known for their brightly coloured flowers and attractive foliage. It is native to jungles of Peru. There are trailing, climbing, and dwarf varieties. The showy flowers can be single or double and come in fiery shades of reds, oranges, and yellows. Leaves are pale green and umbrella-shaped with long stems.The flowers are one of the most recognized edible flowers and have a peppery taste. The seeds and leaves are also edible; the seeds can be used as an alternative to capers.