Menyanthes trifoliate

Menyanthes trifoliate

Meets across all Europe and in the Far East. Grows on ditches, on lakes, ponds, on bogs, coast of the rivers and on fenny meadows. Meets and in boggy woods. The kind is named under the form of the leaves having three shares.

Rhizome is thick, green, quickly creeping away on a soil surface, on the end the rising. Leaves are light green, shining, triple on long shanks, appear in the early spring and die off very late. Makes the carpet of brilliant leaves. An inflorescence isto 20-50 sm. in height , towering over leaves. Flowers consist of 5 petals, in a bud they pink, revealed – white to 2 sm in diameter. In cases of long crude weather in closed flowers there will be a self-pollination. Blossoms in May-June, right after occurrences of leaves. A fruit at watch — a box; It ripens in the end of summer, reveals on two shutters, and seeds get enough sleep.

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