A flowering plant with buds, flowers, leaves, and stems that are edible. The leaves and stems have a peppery flavor and can be added to salads and sandwiches. Butter, cream cheese and vinegar can be added to minced Indian cress buds and the entire flower can be added to salads or used as a garnish. Indian cress can be purchased in specialty grocery stores. Avoid buying them at a flower shop because they may have been treated with a chemical. Indian cress is more commonly known as the nasturtium.