The petals have small hairs, making the flowers look fuzzy.
- Family: buckbean (Menyanthaceae)
- Habitat: shallow water of bogs and ponds
- Height: around 1 foot
- Flower size: 1/2 to 3/4 inch across
- Flower color: white
- Flowering time: May to July
- Origin: native
The "bean" part of the name "buckbean" comes from the three-parted leaves, which look like bean leaves. Buckbean is, however, unrelated to beans.
Photographed in early June in Bruce County, Ontario.