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Sparganium eurycarpum

Giant Bur Reed

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Sparganium eurycarpum (Giant Bur Reed)

Round bur-like flower heads and strap-like leaves distinguish bur-reeds. Spiny flower heads grow on the sides of flowering stems, that bend at each point of attachment giving them a zigzag appearance. Waterfowl eat the achenes.

Additional Information:


Height
-5 Feet

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Spread
-24 Inches

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USDA Hardiness Zone 3-6

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Wild Celery (Vallisneria americana)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

OBL

Root

Rhizomes

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

High

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Food/Birds