This is a beautiful and fragrant plant, and a common native of Britain, in shallow streams or pools and very wet marshy ground or bogs. The plant forms strong creeping rooting stems in deeper water, often floating. The leaves are trifoliate on long stout stalks, the leaflets large, oval or oblong. The flowers are borne on stout stalks varying in length with the depth of the water from 6 inches to 1 foot or more; they are arranged in handsome racemes, and the corolla is deeply cleft into five lobes and beautifully fringed; on the inside it is white suffused with pink outside. It will be found easy to establish wherever the necessary conditions of its existence - shallow water or bog - are available, by introducing pieces of the stems, and securing them till by the emission of roots they have secured themselves.