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Menyanthes trifoliata L.

Family - Menyanthaceae

Common Name - Bogbean

 

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Description

The leaves are made up of three leaflets, which are held above the surface of the water on their stalk. The pale pink flowers have five petals. These petals are rather unusual as they are covered in long hairs.

Habitats
Bog
Lakes
Mountains
Ponds & pond edges
Flowers of Menyanthes trifoliata
© Tina Teearu www.teearu.freeserve.co.ukShoot & flowers of Menyanthes trifoliata
© Richard Milne
Description of Genus

There is only one species in this genera.

Habitat Notes

Found in shallow, water particularly in pools in bogs.

Life History
Perennial
UK distribution

Widespread throughout Britain and Ireland, but uncommon in south-eastern England where lack and loss of suitable habitat. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during May, June and July.

Fruit

The fruit is a capsule.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic and is pink in colour.

Names in other languages and countries

France
Trèfle-d'eau
Germany
Fiebermlee
Bitterklee
Portugal
Trevo-da-água
Spain
Trébol acuático
Menianto
Sweden
vattenklöver
Dutch
waterdrieblad
USA
Common Buckbean
Finland
raate
Poland
Bobrek trójlistkowy

Chromosome Number (2N)

54

Other British Names


Buckbean