Menyanthaceae - buck-bean family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 28 August 2018)

Menyanthaceae - buck-bean family
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Mount Desert Island is home to 2 species in 2 genera. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.
   Menyanthes (1 species)
      Menyanthes trifoliata - buck-bean (uncommon [see note 1 at bottom of page])
   Nymphoides (1 species)
      Nymphoides cordata - little floating-heart (occasional)

habit leaf type flower width
Menyanthes emergent ternately compound 1.5–3 cm
Nymphoides aquatic simple approximately 1 cm

Menyanthes (buck-bean)
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Menyanthes trifoliata (buck-bean) - [information to be added]

Nymphoides (floating-heart)
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Nymphoides cordata (little floating-heart) - The petiole extends from the tubers to the blade.
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   1. Frequency designations are from the paper “Vascular flora of the Acadia National Park region, Maine” by Craig W. Greene, Linda L. Gregory, Glen H. Mittelhauser, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber, published in the spring 2005 issue (vol. 107, No. 930) of Rhodora: Journal of the New England Botanical Club.