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Family Menyanthaceae
Menyanthes trifoliata L.
bogbean, common buckbean
Menyanthes: ancient Theophrastian name for "month" and "flower," referring to length of time it blooms
trifoliata: three-leaved
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-12" tall, fleshy aquatic
Flower: white often with a purple-tinge, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" wide, throat coarsely hairy; inflorescence a branched, crowded cluster (cyme); blooms April-July
Leaf:3-parted, basal, fleshy, hairless, on a long stalk with a wide, sheathing base
Habitat: quiet, shallow, cold water; bogs, forests, sloughs
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Menyanthes trifoliata L. var. minor Raf.

         
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