Perennial, creeping rootstock, thick green stems trail along the water surface. Very characteristic light green hairless leaves, in groups of threes (alternate on the stem), die back in winter. In early summer long stalks bear white to pale rose coloured flowers (2.5 cm across) clustered together in a thick short spike. Inner petals white and hairy with reddish stamens. Flowers produce round orange seeds.
Ponded areas, bogs and marshes, at the fringes of lakes or slow flowing rivers..
Seeds (not yet seen in field), stem extension, and fragmentation.
Bogbean grows rapidly and clogs waterways.
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