Calflora
Taxon  Report   10389    
Sparganium eurycarpum  Engelm. ex A. Gray
Broadfruit bur reed
Sparganium eurycarpum
© 2009 Aaron Schusteff
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Sparganium eurycarpum
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
Sparganium eurycarpum
© 2013 Ron Vanderhoff
Sparganium eurycarpum, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Sparganium eurycarpum
© 2014 David Wolfson
Family: TYPHACEAE  
Genus: Sparganium
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Sparganium californicum
PLANTS: Sparganium eurycarpum ssp. eurycarpum
More information about  Sparganium eurycarpum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (SPEU)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).