Botanical name: Acmella oleracea
Acmella oleracea is an annual herbaceous plant native to South America, * in particular of Brazil and Peru.
Cone-shaped flowers are yellow externally and internally in red. They make their appearance in the spring until late summer.
Watercress Brazilian is an edible plant. The leaves can be eaten raw in salads, soups, grilled meats or as a side dish. The flowers are edible. Amazing is the pungent and spicy sensation of numbness of the tongue when you eat them.
In the popular cuisine it is used to treat sore teeth and gums.
* Although this variety is classified as an annual, the plant is able to self-reproduce by seed.