Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Sparganium androcladum (Engelm.) Morong image
Photographer: Gary Fewless           

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Family Sparganiaceae
Sparganium androcladum (Engelm.) Morong
branched bur-reed
Sparganium: ancient name, probably sparganon for "a band," referring to ribbon-like leaves
androcladum: andro from "from aner (man);" cladum for "branch; shoot"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, emergent aquatic, 1 1/2'- 3 1/2' tall with stout stems
Flower: female flower green to white, 3-parted, inflorescence 2-4 round heads separated along a sometimes branching stalk
Fruit:shiny, pale brown nutlets with the straight beak shorter than the body fruit drawing, in bur-like heads
Leaf:thin, flat, keeled or triangular in cross-section
Habitat: sun; wet; swamps, shallows; in muddy soil

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Flora of North America (off site)
Sparganium americanum Nutt. var. androcladum (Engelm.) Fernald & Eames
Sparganium lucidum Fernald & Eames
Sparganium simplex Huds. var. androcladum Engelm.

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