Plant from the Menyanthaceae family. Its name comes from menyein Greek, meaning "revelation" and anthos, which means "flower" in reference to the sequential opening of flowers in the inflorescence. Menyanthes trifoliata, perennial plant, has a horizontal rhizome with branches and tri litterfall leaves. The inflorescence is an erect bunch of white flowers. Menyanthes trifoliata occurs in wetlands and swamps in Asia, Europe and North America. In eastern North America it is considered a sort of swamps, where creates large puddles with their thick roots. It has a bitter, strong, distinctive taste.