Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

(Bur Reed Family)

The Sparganiaceae are aquatic perennial plants that grow from rhizomes. The leaves are the same size and shape as cattails, long and thin. The pistillate flowers are clustered in dense spherical heads, with female heads below the male ones.

Sparganium emersum (Bur Reed)

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