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Floating Bur Reed
Sparganium fluctuans

Floating Bur Reed (Sparganium fluctuans) Other common names: Water Bur Reed

Other scientific names: Sparganium androcladum, Sparganium simplex

French names: Rubanier flottant

Family: Cattail Family (Typhaceae), (Bur-reed Family (Sparganiaceae))

Group: Bur Reeds

Habitat: Wet Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: fluctuans: fluctuating

Photographs: 37 photographs available, of which 2 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Floating Bur Reed (Sparganium fluctuans)

Floating Bur Reed flowers are relatively small.

Floating Bur Reed (Sparganium fluctuans)
Photograph by Kim Sayers

The floating leaves.

Range map for Floating Bur Reed (Sparganium fluctuans)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)