Taxon  Report   5448    
Menyanthes trifoliata  L.
Bogbean,  Buck bean, Buckbean
Menyanthes trifoliata
© 2005 Steve Matson
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Menyanthes trifoliata
© 2019 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Menyanthes trifoliata
© 2018 Matt Berger
Menyanthes trifoliata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plant Characteristics
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Menyanthes trifoliata
© 2019 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Genus: Menyanthes
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Menyanthes trifoliata var. minor
More information about  Menyanthes trifoliata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 15, 2019).