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Sparganium americanum
Sparganium americanum
Common Name: American Bur Reed
When not in flower, this aquatic sedge is commonly seen with its leaves submerged and lying horizontal in the water's current. Fertile plants have long erect leaves and resemble a cross between a sedge and a Cattail until flowering. American Bur Reed is best recognized by its stalks of large, bur-like flower clusters with spherical heads about 1 inch in diameter.
Height: 2-3 Feet
Spread: 24-30 Inches
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-9