Photographer: Josh Sulman
Sparganium natans L.
Sparganium: ancient name, probably sparganon for "a band," referring to ribbon-like leaves
|Plant: ||floating or erect, perennial aquatic, 4"-12" tall with long stems|
|Flower: ||female flower green to white, 3-parted; inflorescence round heads, the female heads all from the leaf axils|
|Fruit:||squat nutlet with a short beak, , in bur-like heads|
|Leaf:||thin, flat, very long when floating, un-keeled|
|Habitat: ||sun; wet; shallows; in muddy soil|