Bogbean Menyanthes trifoliata

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A flower of dark, moorland waters.

Bogbean's feathery flowers are somewhat like an azalea, while the leaves resemble a bean-plant.

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.

County flower of Renfrewshire.

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