Sparganium eurycarpum Engelm.
Broadfruit Bur-reed, Giant Bur-reed, Great Bur-reed
Sparganiaceae (Bur-reed Family)
Synonym(s): Sparganium californicum, Sparganium eurycarpum ssp. eurycarpum
USDA Symbol: speu
Sparganium eurycarpum reaches a height of 7 feet (2.1 m) and has two stigmas, not one as in the rest of the group.
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
DistributionUSA: 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 ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
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Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording 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
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Sparganium eurycarpum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sparganium eurycarpum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sparganium eurycarpum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2015-11-02
Research By: TWC Staff