Flowering Rush Family

For family description see B. umbellatus.

Hydrocleys and Limnocharis are sometimes included in this family.

1 genus and 1 species from temperate Eurasia (naturalised in N America).

Seed, division and root bulbils.

In parts of Russia the powdered rhizome is made into a bread.

Rhizomatous perennial with linear, rush-like, 3-angled leaves to 1 m long; the flowers have pink petal-like structures.

Source: Spencer, R. (2005). Butomaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Alismatales
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
genus        Butomus L.