I am hoping that because this year I've planted them in a different location, they will flourish, and it looks as if they are on their way, as evidenced by the photographs posted below.
The name, Tropaelum majus, is from the Latin words nasum (nose) and tortus (twisted) because their smell "makes the nose twisted". Evidently hummingbirds are attracted to their color and nectar, so I am hoping that those songbirds will pay a visit to my garden.
A number of people that I know have mentioned to me that they have enjoyed this edible plant in salads, but I find the flowers and leaves far too attractive to cut, so I don't think I'll be serving them at my future summer soirées.
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