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Menyanthes trifoliata L.

9 photos.
An aquatic species known as the "buckbean" or "bogbean".  Additional names are "brook bean,
beck bean. bog hop, bog nut, bog myrtle, bitterworm, marsh clover, water shamrock, bean trefoil,
bitter trefoil, bog trefoil, marsh trefoil and water trefoil".

ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 30102








1.  June 11, 2009.  Buds and a single blossom.

2.  June 11, 2009.  Tip of a flower stalk with
buds and blossoms.

3 .  June 11, 2009.  Another terminal cluster.
Note the anthers, some still in their red cases,
others with yellow pollen, and others black,
having shed their pollen.

4.  June 11, 2009.  Another terminal cluster with
prominant styles.  Note the the small visitor
on the stem, just above the water level .

5.  June 11, 2009.  Closeup of the visitor
in photo 4.

6.  June 11, 2009.  A single blossom and the
leaves from which the species gets its name.

7. June 19, 2004.  The seed capsules.  Some sources
claim that these are the buck (naked) beans
which give the plant its common name.

8.  July 3, 2010.  A large group of plants in
a roadside pond.

9.  July 3, 2010.  Telephoto shot
of some of the plants in photo 8.


Photos 1-7 taken in a thaw
lake south of 134 mile Steese
65° 35.69' N, 144° 36.74' W
Elev. 900 ft.

Photos 8 and 9
taken along the Dalton highway
just north of the Yukon river.
65°  52.83' N,   149°  43.14' W
Elev. 300 ft.