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Photo by Michail Belov.

Swollen roots, found in Göteborg Lustgårdar.

Author: Antonio José Cavanilles, 1797
Origin:  Argentina, Chile
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  25 Centimetres
Flower:  Dark - Bright Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Root Cuttings
Names:  Wreath Nasturtium, Andean Nasturtium, Soldadillo Grande de Cordillera
Synonyms:  Chymocarpus polyphyllus  Heynh. 1840.
Tropaeolum floribundum,
Tropaeolum polyphyllum
var. brevicaule, Poepp. & Endl.
Tropaeolum prostratum,
Trophaeum floribundum,
Trophaeum polyphyllum,

This member of the Tropaeolaceae was given this name by Antonio José Cavanilles in 1797. It is found in the Andes; Argentina and Chile, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The swollen roots can grow to three centimetres, the whole plant up to 25 centimetres. The flowers are dark yellow but can get into bright yellow. 

The genera name is the diminutive of trophy; given by 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 species is named for the many leaves.