Shallots are cool season, herbaceous, biennial plants grown for their tender greens and dried bulbs. Young, tender leaves of shallots are often marketed as ‘green onions’ and/or ‘scallions’. For leafy vegetable purposes, they are grown as annuals. Bulbs of shallots are also known as ‘small onions’ as their bulbs look like small-sized common onions.
Scallions and Spring onions are leafy vegetables belonging to the bulb-forming, onion family (Amaryllidaceae). Prominent members of onion family include common onions, shallots, leek, and garlic. Synonyms of these leafy vegetables are salad onions, and green onions. These plants are cool season, herbaceous, biennial plants. For vegetable purposes, they are grown as annuals.
Scientific name of watercress is Nasturtium officinale. Watercress belongs to the family Brassicaceae, the cabbage family (syn. Cruciferae). In other words, watercress is a Brassica vegetable or a cruciferous vegetable. All Brassica vegetables are biennial in their growing habit but for food purposes they are grown as annuals. Brassica vegetables believed to be originated in the region comprising of Western Europe, the Mediterranean region and the temperate regions of Asia
Scientific name of land cress is Barbarea verna and it belongs to the family Brassicaceae. Land cress plants are grown for their nutritious leaves. Seeds are used for making sprouts which are used as microgreens.