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Bur-reed
Sparganium

Connecticut has seven species of bur-reed, all rather similar in appearance and distinguished by technical characteristics.

• Family: Bur-reed (Sparganiaceae)
• Habitat: marshes, shallow water
• Height: 1-6 feet
• Flower size: tiny flowers cluster into spiky balls 1/2 to 3/4 inch across
• Flower color: green
• Flowering time: May to August
• Origin: native

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Sparganium

Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.