Salads. Watercress

There is no more refreshing salad than the _watercress_ gathered fresh

from a cool, running brook. It is a common plant, found almost anywhere

in streams and brooks. Its smooth green or brownish leaves lie on the

top of the water; they are compound, with from three to nine small

rounded leaflets. The flavor is peppery and pungent. Watercress

sandwiches are good. The white flowers are small and insignificant and

grow in a small cluster at the end of the stem.