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Sparganium americanum

More About Sparganium americanum

  • An emergent aquatic
  • Long, lance-shaped green leaves
  • Unique flowers and seedheads
  • Lime-green burr-like or mace-like balls become white flowers
  • Spiked green seed heads become brown with age
  • Bloom Time: June to August

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

90-125 cm

Colour:

White
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American Bur-Reed Growing and Maintenance Tips

Often found growing with cattails and amongst bulrushes, this plant provides food and habitat for wildlife. It grows in shallow water or flooded soils in full sun to partial shade. 


Sparganium americanum Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Aquatic (submerged)

Flowering Time

Spring

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Sparganium americanum

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