Family: Butomaceae L. C. Richard

Butomus umbellatus

Distribution: Eurasian species, naturalized in Northern America.

Ecology: Grows in ditches, on margins of lakes and watercourse, from lowlands to foothills.

Description: Perennial herb up to 150 cm high, with creeping rhizome and erect stem. The leaves are linear, 30–150 cm long, pink flowers in terminal umbels. Flowers from June to August.

Endangering and Protection: The Flowering Rush is an endangered species in some countries (CZ).

Butomus umbellatusButomus umbellatus
Butomus umbellatusButomus umbellatus

These images were taken in Czechia, Moravia, Lednice (August 17, 2003).