Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2208

Emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in streams, marshes, ponds, pools, often submerged, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun Aquatic ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal? alternate?

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sparganium americanum   FAMILY Typhaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sparganium americanum   FAMILY Sparganiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 020-01-001:
Sparganium americanum   FAMILY Sparganiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Bur-reed


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_spam_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_spam_006_lvd

        

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Jerry Bright    jeb_mg_4630

May    Kershaw County    SC

Goodale State Park

Flowers are in dense globose heads - staminate above and pistillate below, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


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image of Sparganium americanum

JK Marlow    jkm120704_497

July    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Sparganium americanum

JK Marlow    jkm140816_775

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

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JK Marlow    jkm140816_779

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

Leaves alternate, 2-ranked, sheathing at base, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

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Ron Lance    rwl_burreed

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

Stems erect, 1-3' tall, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.