Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Sparganium americanum Nutt. image
Photographer: Kenneth J. Sytsma           

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Family Sparganiaceae
Sparganium americanum Nutt.
American bur-reed
Sparganium: ancient name, probably sparganon for "a band," referring to ribbon-like leaves
americanum: for America
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, emergent semi-aquatic, 1'-3 1/2' tall with stout stems
Flower: female flower green to white, 3-parted; inflorescence 3/4" round heads on either a branched or unbranched stalk; blooms June-July
Fruit:dull brown nutlet with a straight beak, fruit drawing in bur-like heads
Leaf:flat, not stiff
Habitat: sun; wet; shores, shallows; in muddy soil
(Glossary)

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