Photographer: Gary Fewless
Sparganium fluctuans (Engelm. ex Morong) B.L.Rob.
Sparganium: ancient name, probably sparganon for "a band," referring to ribbon-like leaves
|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, , in bur-like heads|
|Leaf:||floating, flat, thin, translucent|
|Habitat: ||sun; wet; quiet water; in muddy soil|