Menyanthaceae
Nephrophyllidium crista-galli

Deer Cabbage

Tuft with erect flower stem. Leaves kidney-shaped to nearly round, with stout petioles 2–6 in. high, blade with finely scalloped edges. Flower stalk naked, 6–24 in. tall, flowers on single stalk or 1- to 2-branched. Calyx lobes spreading out from white flower with 5 flat lobes that extend just beyond calyx tube. Petals with membranous fringed ridges along midline and edges. Grows in wet places, sphagnum bogs, wet meadows.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring-Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--24 inches
  • Habitat: Bog/Fen/Wetland, Lake/Pond
  • Found In: Olympic NP
  • Native: Yes