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Butomus

 

a genus of herbaceous plants of the family Butomaceae. Botanists assign one or two species to the genus. The flowering rush (B. umbellatus), a perennial reaching 150 cm in height, has a thick spreading rhizome, a scape, and linear radical leaves that are trihedral at the base. The bisexual flowers are in umbellate inflorescences. The pinkish perianth is corollaceous and consists of six persistent segments. The multiple fruit has six to nine follicles.

The plant grows in the temperate zone of Eurasia and in North America (where it was imported). It is found nearly throughout the USSR—along shores, in stagnant or slow-flowing waters, and in marshy meadows. It sometimes is encountered as a weed in rich fields. The rhizome, which is rich in starch, is edible. The leaves are sometimes used for weaving. The plants are raised as ornamentals.

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Introduced to the Great Lakes Region from Europe before 1900, invasive Flowering Rush (Butomus umbellatus, FR) forms monotypic stands that crowd native species and cover open water systems.
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The effects of Citrus-nAg on four native wetland plants, Typha latifolia, Butomus umbellatus, Lemna minor, and Polygonum hydropiper (Figure 8), were studied.
Seberg, "The complete sequence of the mitochondrial genome of Butomus umbellatus--a member of an early branching lineage of monocotyledons," PLoS One, vol.
Thus, clusters 2 and 5 shared Alisma gramineum; clusters 1, 2, and 5 Butomus umbellatus; clusters 1, 2, 4, and 5 Agrostis stolonifera, Eleocharis uniglumis, Rumex maritimus, and Juncus spp.
Fernando DD, Cass DD (1997) Developmental assessment of sexual reproduction in Butomus umbelatus (Butomaceae): male reproductive component.
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Start with the vertical lines of miniature cattail (Typha minima) and flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus), which will produce umbels of pink flowers to complement the cattail foliage.
Try kingcups (Caltha palustris), the flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus), with its lovely pink flowers, and Japanese iris.
Carol says analysing the |conditions in your garden can pay dividends when it comes to planning planting schemes PICTURE JONATHAN BUCKLEY Damp Butomus |flourishes in our pond area Shady Ideal conditions |for primroses ask Carol QCOULD you please identify this flower that I have growing in the middle of my crocus?