Bogbean Menyanthes trifoliata

Status Green - Least concern
Best Time to See May, June, July
Colour
Habitat Wetland

A flower of dark, moorland waters.

Bogbean's feathery flowers are somewhat like an azalea, while the leaves resemble a bean-plant. The name 'bogbean' doesn't do justice to the intricate flowers, which are white stars, flushed pink on the outside of the petals and fringed inside with long white hairs.

Distribution

Widespread throughout the UK but commonest in the north and west of England.

Habitat

Wet bogs and fens.

Best time to see

Flowers from May to July.

Did you know?

County flower of Renfrewshire.

It is known locally as buckbean, marsh trefoil or bog-nut.