Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz
Sparganium angustifolium Michx.
Sparganium: ancient name, probably sparganon for "a band," referring to ribbon-like leaves
angustifolium: Latin for "narrow leaf"
|Plant: ||floating, perennial aquatic with long stems|
|Flower: ||female flower green to white, 3-parted, inflorescence round heads on an unbranched stalk|
|Fruit:||nutlets with the straight beak shorter than the body , in bur-like heads|
|Leaf:||rounded at the back, not keeled, upper leaves dilated at the base|
|Habitat: ||sun; wet; deep water, shallows; in muddy soil|