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A Central and South American trailing or climbing plant of a genus that includes the nasturtium and the canary creeper.
- ‘We have columbines red, blue, and yellow, as we have tropaeolums, leschenaultias, and primulas.’
- ‘The annual Nasturtium tropaeolum majus growing in rich soil will swamp a border if you are not careful, but when controlled it has an incredible freshness.’
- ‘Flame nasturtium (tropaeolum speciosum) with scarlet flowers followed by bright blue berries, is perfect for a sunny wall.’
- ‘White flowering Clematis armandii, red tropaeolum, wisteria and roses are being trained to grow over the pergola.’
Modern Latin, from Latin tropaeum trophy, because of the resemblance of the flower and leaf to a helmet and shield.
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