Pond life 1

buckbean (Menyanthes trifoliata) 2

This is one of the prettiest things that grows in our pond. It’s small and delicate and not terribly noticeable, but once you get close its frilly delicacy is particularly appealing. It’s known as buckbean or bogbean (Menyanthes trifoliata).

buckbean (Menyanthes trifoliata) 1

And then of course there are the lily pads.



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