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Sparganium eurycarpum (Broadfruit bur-reed)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Sparganium eurycarpum

Sparganium eurycarpum Engelm.

Broadfruit bur-reed, Giant Bur-reed

Sparganiaceae (Burr-Reed Family)

Synonym(s): Sparganium californicum, Sparganium eurycarpum ssp. eurycarpum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)

The Giant Bur-reed is a member of the bur reed family (family Sparganiaceae). Bur reeds are aquatic or marsh herbs with grass-like leaves, and small flowers densely crowded into globose heads in or above the axils of bract-like leaves. There is one genus with about 15 species occurring in temperate and cool regions of the Northern Hemisphere, Australia, and New Zealand.


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf: Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green


USA: AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SD , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: NB , NL , NS , PE

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

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From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Sparganium eurycarpum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sparganium eurycarpum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sparganium eurycarpum


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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