Bogbean – so much prettier than its name…

Menyanthes trifoliata

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12 thoughts on “Bogbean – so much prettier than its name…

  1. A beautiful flower. I first thought it was a magnificent shrub (no, the name didn’t give me a clue). I had to search on the internet and it comes up as a native pond/bog plant excellent for pollinators and dragonflies, so then it all made sense.

    • It’s got attractive trifoliate leaves as well Amelia – in fact the Latin name is Menyanthes trifoliata, and is used in herbal medicine too. It’s taking over the pond a bit, but I can’t bring myself to mind too much. 🙂

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