Taxon  Report   10388    
Sparganium erectum  L.
Simplestem bur reed
Sparganium erectum
© 2010 Louis-M. Landry (ssp. stoloniferum)
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Sparganium erectum, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Sparganium erectum is classified by the U.S. Federal Government as a NOXIOUS WEED. [USDA 2000]

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Plant Characteristics
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Sparganium erectum
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry (ssp. stoloniferum)
Genus: Sparganium
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

More information about  Sparganium erectum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images

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 18, 2019).