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Sparganium Americanum - BUR-REED GRASS

Bur Reed Grass - Sparganium

Bur Reed Grass is considered an aquatic plant. It is generally found in sill or very slow moving ponds and streams. It can grow as tall as 12 feet and is often used by wildlife as cover and food. It typically flowers from June to July and has yellow, green, or white flowers. Bur-Reed Grass is closely related to over 20 other different types of grasses, but most closely related is the cattail. There are only 9 different species found in the United States. This plant can grow on the surface or submerged in water. It will do best when grown in areas that are wet or in bodies of water. The seeds may fall off and land on the banks thereby planting themselves in the soil and will later grow to produce more plants. Animals such as ducks, birds, and other aquatic animals love this plant as food. This plant does best in full sunlight and grows well in climate zones 3 through 9. When planted closely together, it does best. Even though it does not consistent the flower the will flower from mid-June until mid-July. When the flowers to bloom, the color will range from yellow to green, and even at rare times, it may be white. This plant is an excellent plant to use around bodies of water or in other wet areas to add a natural look and color. It can also be seen growing naturally on stream banks as well. Its leaves are strap-like. The stem may be seen floating or emerged from a rhizome that is buried. The flowers of this plant are spherical and dependent on aerenchyma to provide oxygen to the rooting zone. This plant also helps by giving cover for waterfowl, and other wildlife. In 1562 William Turner first mentioned Sparganium since there was no English name for it at that time. He had recorded the following statement in regards to it. Climate Zone: 3 to 9 Mature Height: 1 to 3 feet Mature Width: 1 to 2 feet Sunlight: Full Sun
Bur-Reed Ships As: Bareroot Plant