Sparganium androcladum (Engelm.) Morong
Family: Typhaceae
branched bur-reed
[Sparganium americanum var. androcladum Nutt.]
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Etymology: Sparganium: ancient name, probably sparganon for "a band," referring to ribbon-like leaves
Plants: erect, perennial, emergent aquatic, 1 1/2'- 3 1/2' tall with stout stems
Leaves: thin, flat, keeled or triangular in cross-section
Flowers: female flower green to white, 3-parted, inflorescence 2-4 round heads separated along a sometimes branching stalk
Fruits: shiny, pale brown nutlets with the straight beak shorter than the body fruit drawing, in bur-like heads
Habitat: sun; wet; swamps, shallows; in muddy soil
Conservation Status: Native
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