Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

Sparganiaceae: Bur-Reed

Stems hollow. Greenish, tiny flowers (3-parted) in round ball-like clusters with the male flowers above the female flowers. A hard-beaked bur in fruit. Zigzagging stems, parallel-veined leaves grass-like and triangular in cross section. Wet places.
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Flower Formula:  Sepals 3-6; Petals 0 Glossary

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