Cresson du Brésil, Spilanthes fusca, Asteraceae.
Are also commonly known as: Szechuan Buttons, Brède mafane, Para watercress, toothache plant.
Origin: Widely used in the Indian Ocean.
Great in salads, and to cook with, this condiment plant is hot on the tongue.
Its spreading habit, the tanned foliage and its flowers in yellow pom pons spotted in the centre of a purple brown spot make it more than desirable in the garden.
Annual loving the sun and a soil rich in humus.
Antiscorbutic and good against gum pain.