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Menyanthes trifoliata

Menyanthes trifoliata L.

Menyanthes trifoliata L. var. minor Raf.


KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyMenyanthaceaeFrom Ancient Greek μηνύανθος (mēnúanthos, “a water plant”), possibly from μήνη (mḗnē, “month, crescent moon”) or μηνύω (mēnúō, “to disclose”) + ἄνθος (ánthos, “flower”) in reference to the sequential opening of flowers on the inflorescence
GenusMenyanthesAccording to Umberto Quattrocchi, Menyanthos was a classical Greek name for a water plant and he suggests that the derivation is either from mene, “moon, crescent moon” and anthos, “flower,” or from minyos, “small, tiny” and anthos

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Menyanthes trifoliata description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Menyanthes trifoliata (Buckbean)

9/28/2013 · Wild Gardens of Acadia, Acadia Naitonal Park, Bar Harbor, ME
≈ 15 × 10" (37 × 25 cm)


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