Bogbean - Menyanthes trifoliata
Almost hairless aquatic or semi aquatic plant reaching to 30 cm, and with stout creeping runners. Leaves trifoliate, with oval or diamond shaped untoothed leaflets held above water on long stalks. Flowers pink outside, whitish inside 14 to 16 mm starry shaped, the petals fringed with long whitish hairs. Borne in long racemes.
Shallow water or semi-aquatic in fens and bogs.
April to June.
Widespread but not very common in Britain.
Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 3 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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