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  Sparganium fluctuans (Engelm. ex Morong) B.L.Rob. image
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Family Sparganiaceae
Sparganium fluctuans (Engelm. ex Morong) B.L.Rob.
floating-leaved bur-reed
Sparganium: ancient name, probably sparganon for "a band," referring to ribbon-like leaves
fluctuans: fluctuating
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Status: Native
Plant: floating, perennial, up to 5' tall aquatic; stems slender and long
Flower: female flower green to white, 3-parted; inflorescence round heads on a branched stalk, male heads (2-4) and female heads separated
Fruit:red-brown, dull nutlet with a curved beak, fruit drawing, in bur-like heads
Leaf:floating, flat, thin, translucent
Habitat: sun; wet; quiet water; in muddy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Sparganium androcladum (Engelm.) Morong var. fluctuans Engelm. ex Morong

         
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