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Menyanthes trifoliata - Bogbean

Native Wetland Plants

Menyanthes trifoliata

Bogbean

More About Bogbean

Menyanthes trifoliata, Bogbean, grows in spongy bogs, marshes and shallow water along pond edges. The fleshy green leaves of Menyanthes trifoliata pop out of the water giving way to a perfect little white flowers with tiny elegant hairs from May to July.   Bogbean is a wonderful colonizer for pond edges and streams.

Bloom Color

White

Menyanthes trifoliata Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Mature Height
< 1'
Spread Characteristics
Stoloniferous - Rapid
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Pond Zonation
Low Marsh 0 - 6"
Shallow Water 6" - 12"
Foliage Color
Green
Silver
Wildlife Benefits
Amphibians
Butterflies
Cover
Fish
Food
Nesting
Waterfowl
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Goose Resistant
Wetland Indicator Status
OBL
Plant Type
Bog/Marsh
Floating Leaf
Flowering Perennial
Marginal
Attributes
Bog
Container
Erosion Control
Fragrant Flowers
Great Foliage
Ground Cover
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Ornamental Flower
Storm Water Basin
USDA Hardiness Zone
2
3
4
5
6
7
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