Nasturtiums and Nasturtia

The nasturtium.   Such a pretty flower.  Such a pretty name.  But what to say where there are two?  Good question. I have been puzzling on this for a while.  That ‘…ium’  sure sounds latin to me. Let’s check. Referring to Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Fifth Addition, copyright 1942, the word comes from latin, based on the words nasus (nose) + torquere (twist). “Nose-twist, in allusion to … Continue reading Nasturtiums and Nasturtia