Menyanthes trifoliata L.  
Family: Menyanthaceae
bogbean, common buckbean
[Menyanthes trifoliata var. minor L.]
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Hugh H. Iltis  
Etymology: Menyanthes: ancient Theophrastian name for "month" and "flower," referring to length of time it blooms
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-12" tall, fleshy aquatic
Leaves: 3-parted, basal, fleshy, hairless, on a long stalk with a wide, sheathing base
Flowers: 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
Habitat: quiet, shallow, cold water; bogs, forests, sloughs
Conservation Status: Native
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Janice Stiefel  
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Christopher Noll  
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James R. Sime  
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
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