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Menyanthes trifoliata/Bogbean, Marsh Trefoil, Marsh Clover, Buckbean

Menyanthes trifoliata / Menyanthes trifoliata
A planting of the Bogbean growing in water
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A planting of the Bogbean growing in water

Young beans on floral stalks in spring soon after flowering

"Bean" stalk and foliage

Spring growth and floral stalks

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Scientific Name: Menyanthes trifoliata
Common Name: Bogbean, Marsh Trefoil, Marsh Clover, Buckbean
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White, Red
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Green
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Wet
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: High
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This perennial produces shiny green foliage and creeping roots and procumbent, fleshy stems of varying lengths depending on the depth of water where it is growing. This plant was once held to be of great value in the treatment of scurvy.