Bog Bean/ Water Clover bareroot (Menyanthes trifoliata)

Menyanthes trifoliata. Found in shallow waters and wet, peaty areas. Leaves held above water, reminiscent of broad bean leaves in texture. White-pink flowers in dense, erect spikes. Flowers: May – June Height: 30 cm. Zone C.

£2.30

Description

Bogbean is a most distinctive plant, especially when it is in bloom. Long, thick stems bear trifoliate leaves that individually look like the leaves of Broad Beans, and this, together with its propensity for growing in boggy ground, may well be the origin of the common name. The leaves will make a green dye.