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Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Faimily: Menyanthaceae
Genus: Menyanthes
L. 1753
Species: M. trifoliata
Binomial name
Menyanthes trifoliata

Menyanthes is a monotypic genus o flouering plant in the faimily Menyanthaceae containin the single species Menyanthes trifoliata. The name Menyanthes comes frae the Greek wirds menyein, meanin "disclosin", an anthos, meanin "flouer", in reference tae the sequential openin o flowers on the inflorescence. The North American furm is eften referred tae as M. trifoliata var. minor Michx. It is kent in Inglis bi the common names bog-bean an buckbean.