Lepidium sativum (Common names)

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Names in common use


  • English: cress, salad cress (UK); cress, garden cress (USA)
  • German: Gartenkresse, Kresse; Kresse (CH, Austria)
  • Dutch: tuinkers; sterrekers, bitterkers; kers, tuinkers, hofkers (B)
  • Swedish: smörgåskrasse, trädgårdskrasse, kryddkrasse
  • Danish: karse
  • Norwegian: karse
  • Icelandic: kraess


  • French: cresson alénois, cresson de jardin; cressonnette, cresson (B); cresson alénois, cresson (CH, Canada)
  • Italian: agretto, crescione inglese; crescione di giardino (CH)
  • Spanish: mastuerzo
  • Catalan: morritort, murrissà
  • Portuguese: mastruço
  • Romanian: creson


  • Russian: кресс-салат, садовый кресс - kress-salat, sadovyj kress
  • Polish: rzeżucha, pieprzyca
  • Czech: řeřicha
  • Slovak: žerucha
  • Bulgarian: горуха, кресон - goruxa, kreson
  • Croatian: kres, kreša, pitomi kres, vrtni bobovnjak, vrtni grbak, vrtni garbač, grbica
  • Serb:
  • Slovenian: vrtna kreša


  • Latvian:
  • Lithuanian:
  • Albanian: djegës e kultivuar
  • Greek: κάρδαμο - kardhamo
  • Turkish: tere, bahçe teresi
  • Maltese:
  • Hungarian: kerti zsázsa
  • Finnish: krasso
  • Estonian:

Sources and commentaries

  • Dutch
    • In Dutch, kers has a homonym, kers meaning also cherry.