Butomus

Linnaeus
Sp. Pl. 1: 372. 1753; Gen. Pl. ed. 5; 174, 1754.
Common names: Flowering-rush
Etymology: Greek butomos/butomon, marsh plant from Greek bous, cow, and temno, to cut referring to sharp leaves, known or believed to cut mouths of cattle
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22.
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Plants in fresh water to 2 m deep. Leaves emersed, submersed, or floating; blade triangular proximally, flattened distally. Inflorescences overtopping leaves; scape trianglular; bracts 3, subtending umbel. Flowers: tepals light pink-purple with darker purple veins; stamens in 2 cycles, outer cycle of 3 pairs opposite outer tepals, inner cycle of 3 opposite inner tepals; anthers ovoid; pistils pink. Fruits leathery, beaked.

Distribution

Introduced; North America, Eurasia.

Discussion

Species 1.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

... more about "Butomus"
Robert R. Haynes +
Linnaeus +
Flowering-rush +
North America +  and Eurasia. +
Greek butomos/butomon, marsh plant +, from Greek bous, cow, and temno, to cut +  and referring to sharp leaves, known or believed to cut mouths of cattle +
Butomus +
Butomaceae +