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Sparganium androcladum - (Engelm.)Morong.

Common Name Branching Bur-Reed
Family Sparganiaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Muddy or peaty shores, swamps and shallow water[43]. Shores and shallow, quiet, circumneutral waters from sea level to 800 metres[270].
Range Eastern N. America - Newfoundland to Minnesota, Florida and Louisiana.
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Wet Soil Water Plants Semi-shade Full sun
Sparganium androcladum Branching Bur-Reed


USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database.
Sparganium androcladum Branching Bur-Reed
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Sparganium androcladum is a PERENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft). It is in flower from June to August. The species is monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and is pollinated by Wind.
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers wet soil and can grow in water.

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Synonyms

Sparganium lucidum Fernald & Eames

Habitats

 Pond; Bog Garden;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root  Stem
Edible Uses:

Root - cooked[106]. Stem base - cooked[106].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

Attracts Wildlife

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Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. A plant of wet ground, it should be grown in a bog garden or in shallow water up to 30cm deep[200]. Requires a rich soil[56]. Tolerates some shade[200].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a pot in the greenhouse. Stand the pots in 2 - 3cm of water. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and gradually increase the depth of water as the plants grow until it is about level with the tops of the pots[240]. Plant them out in the summer if they have grown sufficiently, otherwise plant them out in the following spring. Division in spring or autumn. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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