Taxon  Report   10387 
Sparganium emersum  Rehmann
European bur reed
Sparganium emersum
© 2009 Keir Morse
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Sparganium emersum
© 2006 George W. Hartwell
Sparganium emersum
© 2007 Steve Matson
Sparganium emersum, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Sparganium emersum
© 2003 Steve Matson
Genus: Sparganium
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Sparganium acaule
ICPN + PLANTS: Sparganium emersum ssp. emersum
PLANTS: Sparganium simplex
ICPN: Sparganium angustifolium ssp. emersum
ICPN + PLANTS: Sparganium chlorocarpum var. acaule
ICPN + PLANTS: Sparganium chlorocarpum
ICPN: Sparganium emersum ssp. acaule
More information about  Sparganium emersum
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This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 26, 2018).

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