Sparganium fluctuans (Morong) B. L. Rob.
Common Name: BUR-REED
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Shallow water, usually 3–6 dm, of lakes and pools.

Other species are often misidentified as S. fluctuans, which is distinctive in its relatively wide floating leaves (5–) 6–9 mm wide on herbarium material and branched inflorescence, the branches axillary and the mature achenes with a decided reddish cast.


Alger County
Baraga County
Chippewa County
Gogebic County
Houghton County
Iron County
Keweenaw County
    Only on Isle Royale
Luce County
Marquette County
Ontonagon County
Schoolcraft County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. June 27, 2022.