Flowering RushButomaceae (Flowering Rush Family)
Butomus umbellatus

GROWTH HABIT: Perennial that grows to 3 feet in height.

LEAVES: Opposite, erect or floating leaves with smooth edges. Characteristic triangular cross section with twisted ends.

STEMS: Leafless, green and triangular in cross section.

FLOWERS: Umbrella shaped clusters of pink to white flowers with three petals 1 inch in diameter.

Flowering Rush Cross SectionROOTS: Thick creeping rhizomes and bublets.

SEEDS: Inflated, dark brown beaked fruits 1/2 inch long.

REPRODUCES: Seed, rhizomes and root pieces that break off and form new plants.

HABITAT: Lakes and wetlands.

 

 

 

Flowering Rush

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