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Bur Reed (Sparganium americanum)

Image ID: 2011/gtwn65

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Other common names: Bur-Reed
Family: Sparganiaceae (Bur Reed)
Height: 1 to 3 ft.
Blooms: May to August
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size:  1 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Irregular blossoms
Location: Ghost Town Trail
Date:  6/19/2011
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We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

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