Taxon  Report   10387    
Sparganium emersum  Rehmann
European bur reed
Sparganium emersum
© 2003 Steve Matson
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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, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Sparganium emersum
© 2009 Keir Morse
Genus: Sparganium
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Sparganium acaule
ICPN + PLANTS: Sparganium emersum ssp. emersum
PLANTS: Sparganium simplex
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More information about  Sparganium emersum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 24, 2019).