Menyanthes trifoliata has a horizontal rhizome with alternate, trifoliate leaves. The inflorescence is an erect raceme of white flowers.
Menyanthes trifoliata occurs in fens and bogs in Asia, Europe, and North America. In eastern North America, it is considered to be a diagnostic fen species. It sometimes creates big quagmires with its thick roots.
It has a characteristic strong and bitter taste, which can be used for snaps.
You get 3 stems about 10 - 20 cm cm hight without roots and leaves
Plants start growing during several days.