Contractions. - Menyan. Men.
Menyanthes trifoliata. Nat. ord., Gentianaceae.
Fig. - E. B., t. 495.
Buckbean, Marsh Trefoil. For. names: German, Bit-terklee, Fieberklee; French, Trefle d'eau.
Habitat. - Marshy places and boggy ground in Europe, Russian Asia, and North America; common in Great Britain.
Flowering time. - June to August.
Parts employed. - The whole plant.
Characters. - Roots densely matted and creeping. Leaves ternate, stalked, leaflets obovate, obscurely toothed. Base of leaf sheathing, whence arises a flower-stalk supporting a compound raceme or thyrsus of many white flowers tipped externally with red, and beautifully fringed with white filaments within.
Time for collecting. - In autumn, after the seed is ripe.
Preparation. - Tincture, corresponding in alcoholic strength with proof spirit.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - R. A. M. L., v. Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and lx, Tincture only. 1 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.