An aquatic leafy vegetable that grows in the shallow water of cool streams.
Grows wild in England, central Europe, southern Europe, and western Asia.
European immigrants brought watercress to the US in the mid-1800s.
In the 1800s, watercress was considered a “poor man’s food” in England.
New Oxford Book of Food Plants by John Vaughan et al. (2009)
“Watercress” from The Epicentre http://theepicentre.com/spice/watercress
“What Is Watercress?” by MasterClass (2020) https://www.masterclass.com/articles/what-is-watercress