Menyanthes trifoliata

Menyanthes trifoliata

  • Menyanthes trifoliata
  • Menyanthes trifoliata
  • Menyanthes trifoliata
  • Menyanthes trifoliata
  • Menyanthes trifoliata
  • Menyanthes trifoliata
  • Flower name
    Menyanthes trifoliata
  • Scientific name
    Menyanthes trifoliata
  • Alias三槲, Menyanthes trifoliata
  • Place of origin Northern Hemisphere
  • Place of floweringWetlands, Botanical Gardens, Potted flower
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July, August

What is Menyanthes trifoliata

Menyanthes trifoliata or bogbean, buckbean (scientific name: Menyanthes trifoliata) is a perennial marsh herb native to the Northern Hemisphere and belonging to the genus Menyanthes. It is an aquatic plant that is considered a glacier survivor and lives in marshes. The herb alone forms one genus and one species. The thickened, lateral underground stems are a favorite food of deer and can be dug up. It has three leaves, which are thick and resemble oak leaves. From late spring to late summer, it produces 10 to 20 funnel-shaped white flowers that grow in an inflorescence. The inside of the flower has long, frizzy hairs. The flower stalks are edible and have a cough suppressing and restorative effect.

Common name: Menyanthes trifoliata, scientific name: Menyanthes trifoliata, aka:bogbean, buckbean, grass height: 15-40 cm, leaf shape: 3-lobed, leaf color: green, inflorescence: alternate, leaf shape: trifoliate Inflorescence: racemose; corolla: funnel-shaped; color: white; flower diameter: 1 cm; flowering season: May-August.


  • Order
    Solanales
  • Family
    Menyanthaceae
  • Genus
    Menyanthes
  • Species
    M. trifoliata
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Funnel/trumpet shaped
  • Leaf type
    3-fold compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeperennial marsh herb
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height15.0 ~ 40.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 1.0 cm

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