Sparganium natans L.
Family: Typhaceae
small bur-reed
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Kitty Kohout  
Etymology: Sparganium: ancient name, probably sparganon for "a band," referring to ribbon-like leaves
Plants: floating or erect, perennial aquatic, 4"-12" tall with long stems
Leaves: thin, flat, very long when floating, un-keeled
Flowers: female flower green to white, 3-parted; inflorescence round heads, the female heads all from the leaf axils
Fruits: squat nutlet with a short beak, fruit drawing, in bur-like heads
Habitat: sun; wet; shallows; in muddy soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Steve C. Garske  
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Steve C. Garske  
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Josh Sulman  
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Josh Sulman  
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Josh Sulman  
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Steve C. Garske  
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Josh Sulman  
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Steve C. Garske  
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Steve C. Garske  
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Steve C. Garske  
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Josh Sulman  
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