Menyanthes trifoliata


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bogbean

Herbal medicine
A perennial aquatic herb that contains alkaloids, essential oil, flavonoids, glycosides and saponin; it is a gastric tonic and mildly sedative, and has been used for rheumatic complaints.
 
Toxicity
Large doses may cause vomiting and diarrhoea.
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The fen mat was occupied by Menyanthes trifoliata, Scripus validus-type, Andromeda glaucophylla and Vaccinium macrocarpon.
Vascular plant associates include Betula pumila, Carex spp., Menyanthes trifoliata, Potentilla palustris and Salix pedicellaris (Montagnes, 1990).
Near the transition from fen to bog, Carex spp., Eleocharis spp., Menyanthes trifoliata, Vaccinium macrocarpon and, occasionally, Andromeda glaucophylla often become frequent.
X X Dulichium arundinaceum Fuirena pumila Ceratophyllum demersum X Nuphar advena X X Nymphaea odorata X Brasenia schreberi X Sarracenia purpurea Impatiens capensis Myriophyllum exalbescens X Andromeda glaucophylla Chamaedaphne calyculata Vaccinium macrocarpon Menyanthes trifoliata Bidens sp.
Menyanthes trifoliata seeds are bigger and round (length 2.6 mm and width 2.2 mm) (Cappers et al., 2006); its seed production is rather low and their distribution is very limited.
In other cases individual characteristics of seeds explain the extent of the spatial distribution of macrofossils over the lake surface: tiny and wind-dispersed seeds of Typha latifolia are extensively distributed whereas limited distribution was observed for large seeds as in the case of Menyanthes trifoliata and Iris pseudacorus.
2 - - - Schoenoplectus lacustris (L.) Palla 2 + - - Menyanthes trifoliata L.
Menyanthes trifoliata, Sarracenia purpurea and Vaccinium macrocarpon are often present locally.
Calopogon pulchellus, Drosera rotundefolia, Menyanthes trifoliata, Osmunda regalis, Potentilla palustris, Sarracenia purpurea, Triglochin maritima and Vaccinium macrocarpon are present locally.
Vattenklovern, Menyanthes trifoliata - en minimonografi.
Roedd nifer o wahanol blanhigion yn arfer cael eu defnyddio i'w drin - rhai mor amrywiol 'r milddail (Achillea millefolium; yarrow) , ffa'r gors (Menyanthes trifoliata; bog bean), llau'r offeiriad (Galium aparine; cleavers) a'r fioled br (Viola odorata; sweet violet).