Bogbean Menyanthes trifoliata
|Status||Green - Least concern|
|Best Time to See||May, June, July|
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.
Widespread throughout the UK but commonest in the north and west of England.
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.