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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
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Floating Bur Reed (Sparganium fluctuans)

Floating Bur Reed flowers are relatively small.

Floating Bur Reed (Sparganium fluctuans)
Photograph by Kim Sayers

The floating leaves.
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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.

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