Genus: Butomus

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Last Modified 05/30/2012

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Butomus Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 372, 1753.

List of Butomus Species

General Discussion

The Eurasian species Botumus umbellatus L. has been reported from New Haven Co., (also Fairfield Co.?) CT, and upstate New York, and may eventually be found in our area, but no specimens have yet been seen.

References to Butomus

  • Anderson, L. C. 1974. Phytogeography and possible origins of Butomus in North America. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 101: 292-296.
  • Core, E. L. 1941. Butomus umbellatus in America. Ohio J. Science 41: 79-85.
  • Gaiser, L. O.; Frieland, S. 1949. Further distribution of Butomus umbellatus in the Great Lakes region. Rhodora 51: 387-390.
  • Roberts, M. L. 1972. Butomus umbellatus in the Mississippi watershed. Castanea 37: 83-85.
  • Staniforth, R. J.; Frego, K. A. 1980. Flowering Rush (Butomus umbellatus) in the Canadian prairies. Canad. Field-Naturalist 94: 333-336.
  • Stuckey, R. L. 1968. Distributional history of Butomus umbellatus (Flowering Rush) in the western Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair region. Michigan Bot. 7: 134-142.