Irish wildflowers

Photos: County Cork

Menyanthes trifoliata
Bearnán lachan
Family: Menyanthaceae

Flowering time: April - July. Aquatic perennial. Native.

Flowers are pinkish white and fringed with white hairs.
Long-stalked trifoliate leaves, raised above water.
Creeping submerged stems and rootstock. Height: 12-30 cm
Food plant for Elephant Hawkmoth caterpillars

Ponds, fens and bogs in shallow muddy water. Frequent in most
parts of Ireland.

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