Butomaceae (Flowering Rush Family)
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.
ROOTS: 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.