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Sparganiaceae: Bur-Reed Family Plant Identification Characteristics.

Sparganiaceae
Plants of the Bur-Reed Family

      The Bur-Reed family is now considered part of the Cattail family. Although the flowerheads are round, they still develop with male and female flowers in separate heads, with males above the females, like cattails. The flowers of either sex have 3 to 6 membranous "tepals" (either sepals or petals). Male flowers have 3 or more stamens. Female flowers have single ovaries. Worldwide there is 1 genera of bur-reed and about 20 species.

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Sparganium emersum. Bur-Reed.

Sparganium emersum. Bur-Reed. Found in a slough near the Jefferson River in southwest Montana.

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