Species within a genus

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TROPAEOLUM (G)
Nasturtium (Int)
Family: TROPAEOLACEAE
tropaion, = a trophy. Named by the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, who chose the genus name because the plant reminded him of an ancient custom: After victory in battle, the Romans erected a trophy pole (or tropaeum, from the Greek tropaion, source of English "trophy") on which the vanquished foe's armour and weapons were hung. The plant's round leaves reminded Linnaeus of shields, and its flowers of blood-stained helmets. -olus, = diminutive.
(LS, BL, I8)
Tropaeolum majus (La)
Garden Nasturtium (Int)
Location: (P)
majus, = an old word for magnus, great. (Alien)
(ld, Cw)