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110424_White Flowers on Bracebridge Pool

Observed: 24th April 2011 By: msg4kevin
110424_White Flowers on Bracebridge Pool

We saw a bed of these white flowered plants extending 10-20ft across the water from the lake shore. A quick look in our wild flower guide showed nothing similar. Please help.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Bogbean (Menyanthes trifoliata) interacts


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The "hairy" flowers -

are the classic identifying characteristic of this species, together with the tripartite leaves.
It had uses as an anti-scurvy medicine, and (like ground elder) was used as a preservative/flavouring for beer (it is said to have a bitter taste).

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Many thanks! all who have helped to identify this plant. I have MANY more photos of mysterious forna/flora to upload; I could get addicted to iSpot :)