Menyanthes trifoliata Linnaeus 1753 (Family Menyanthaceae)


Plant

Leaves

Flower

Fruit

Height: 15-50cm
Never Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Stoloniferous
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - June (Earliest: 28.4)

Protective Chemicals
Terpenoids Saponins
Phenolics Tannins
Other Menyanthin

Biotopes:
Peat Bogs and Mires
Flower Visitors:
Pieris napi

Rhingia campestris

Empis ciliata
Parasites:
Cladochytrium menyanthis
Herbivores:
Deilephila elpenor

Lacanobia splendens

Orthonama vittata Larva

Cnephasia asseclana

Tenthredo atra Larva

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Bogbean


Pictures © 2003, 2005 J.K. Lindsey

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