Sparganium americanum

ClassificationMonocots
FamilySparganiaceae
Family (Traditional)Typhaceae
GenusSparganium
SpeciesSparganium americanum Nutt.
Common NameAmerican bur-reed
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Aquatic; Mud;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Green; Fruit Color: Green ;
*Average C-Value: 6.5
C value 6
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S5] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Adair (KY), Bell (KY), Caldwell (KY), Calloway (KY), Carter (KY), Casey (KY), Elliott (KY), Fayette (KY), Garrard (KY), Graves (KY), Greenup (KY), Jackson (KY), Laurel (KY), Lyon (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Muhlenberg (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Rowan (KY), Bledsoe (TN), Blount (TN), Campbell (TN), Cannon (TN), Carroll (TN), Carter (TN), Chester (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Fayette (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Grundy (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hawkins (TN), Henry (TN), Hickman (TN), Johnson (TN), Knox (TN), Loudon (TN), McNairy (TN), Marion (TN), Meigs (TN), Monroe (TN), Montgomery (TN), Morgan (TN), Overton (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Robertson (TN), Rutherford (TN), Sequatchie (TN), Stewart (TN), Van Buren (TN), Warren (TN), Wayne (TN), White (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, BOON, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MDKY, TENN, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1969 - 2013

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100174034 Rockcastle Kentucky 02 Aug 1978 J. Stuart Lassetter
3161
EKY
Sparganium americanum
31234100185352 Caldwell Kentucky 19 Sep 1969 Raymond Athey
831
EKY
Sparganium americanum
31234100174042 McCreary Kentucky 29 Jun 1991 R. Dale Thomas
14
EKY
Sparganium americanum
31234100174117 Garrard Kentucky 18 Jul 1984 Donna A. Godbey
37
EKY
Sparganium americanum
31234100174166 Casey Kentucky 25 Jun 1980 J. Stuart Lassetter
3535
EKY
Sparganium americanum
31234100174133 Garrard Kentucky 25 May 1984 Donna A. Godbey
690
EKY
Sparganium americanum
31234100174208 Adair Kentucky 21 Jul 1988 Bruce Hoagland
414
EKY
Sparganium americanum
31234100174216 Adair Kentucky 25 Aug 1988 Bruce Hoagland
592
EKY
Sparganium americanum
31234100174232 Fentress Tennessee 31 May 1987 Ronald L. Jones
4804
EKY
Sparganium americanum
31234100174141 Garrard Kentucky 09 Aug 1983 Donna A. Godbey
445
EKY
Sparganium americanum
31234100174158 Casey Kentucky 23 Jun 1988 Bruce Hoagland
215
EKY
Sparganium americanum
31234100174067 Madison Kentucky 02 Jun 1993 Gary W. Libby
372
EKY
Sparganium americanum
BEREA008640 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Sparganium americanum
BEREA008643 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Sparganium americanum
31234100174190 Calloway Kentucky 30 Jul 1985 Raymond Athey
5123
EKY
Sparganium americanum
31234100174091 Garrard Kentucky 25 May 1984 Donna A. Godbey
1043
EKY
Sparganium americanum
31234100174083 Laurel Kentucky 20 Aug 1991 Landon E. McKinney
4822
EKY
Sparganium americanum
31234100174182 Calloway Kentucky 28 Jun 1990 Landon E. McKinney
4318
EKY
Sparganium americanum
31234100174075 Laurel Kentucky 25 Sep 1999 Amanda N. Allen
13
EKY
Sparganium americanum
31234100174174 Casey Kentucky 17 Jul 1978 Barbara Jeffries
14A
EKY
Sparganium americanum
31234100174059 Madison Kentucky 04 Jun 1993 Gary W. Libby
OB-372
EKY
Sparganium americanum
31234100174109 Garrard Kentucky 25 May 1984 Donna A. Godbey
690
EKY
Sparganium americanum
BEREA008645 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Sparganium americanum
BEREA008647 Putnam Tennessee
BEREA
Sparganium americanum
BEREA008646 White Tennessee
BEREA
Sparganium americanum
N/A Carter Tennessee 01 Aug 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Sparganium americanum
31973000019580 Rowan Kentucky
KNK
Sparganium americanum
31973000019579 Laurel Kentucky
KNK
Sparganium americanum
BEREA008644 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Sparganium americanum
BEREA008641 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Sparganium americanum
BEREA008642 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Sparganium americanum
ETSU006923 Johnson Tennessee 13 Jul 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Sparganium americanum
31973000019584 Greenup Kentucky
KNK
Sparganium americanum
31973000019582 McCreary Kentucky
KNK
Sparganium americanum
31973000019581 McCreary Kentucky
KNK
Sparganium americanum
MDKY00006737 McCreary Kentucky
MDKY
Sparganium americanum
MDKY00006732 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012754 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012743 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012795 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012809 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012760 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012764 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
MDKY00006739 Carter Kentucky
MDKY
Sparganium americanum
MDKY00006733 McCreary Kentucky
MDKY
Sparganium americanum
MDKY00006734 Jackson Kentucky
MDKY
Sparganium americanum
MDKY00006731 Carter Kentucky
MDKY
Sparganium americanum
MDKY00006736 Fayette Kentucky
MDKY
Sparganium americanum
MDKY00006735 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Sparganium americanum
MDKY00006738 Elliott Kentucky
MDKY
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0192560 Hickman Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012751 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012785 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012788 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012798 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012748 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012774 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012755 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012772 Hawkins Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012757 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012805 Wayne Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012770 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012766 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012791 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012784 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012753 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012759 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012797 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012806 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012792 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012810 White Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012807 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012799 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012783 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012765 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012811 White Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012800 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012749 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012771 Hawkins Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012787 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012746 Chester Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012758 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012777 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012756 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012775 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012763 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012796 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012778 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012752 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012739 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012744 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012802 Sequatchie Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012780 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012804 Wayne Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012794 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0192558 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012779 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012740 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012803 Stewart Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012812 White Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012786 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012741 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012773 Henry Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012762 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012776 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012767 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012745 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012768 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012824 Bell Kentucky
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012793 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012742 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012843 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012801 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012761 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012789 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012750 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012781 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012782 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012769 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012808 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
UCHT006207 Cumberland Tennessee
UCHT
Sparganium americanum
UCHT001437 Marion Tennessee 08 Jun 1998 John Beck
2141
UCHT
Sparganium americanum
UCHT001438 Marion Tennessee 29 Jun 1999 John Beck
3672
UCHT
Sparganium americanum
UCHT006208 Fentress Tennessee
UCHT
Sparganium americanum
UCHT006206 Cumberland Tennessee
UCHT
Sparganium americanum
UCHT006211 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Sparganium americanum
UCHT006209 Fentress Tennessee
UCHT
Sparganium americanum
010424 Knox Tennessee
BOON
Sparganium americanum
APSC0031019 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0103109 Caldwell Kentucky
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0052306 Hickman Tennessee
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0031028 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0031021 Montgomery Tennessee 11 Sep 1993 Edward Chester
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0031031 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0031023 Robertson Tennessee
APSC
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012790 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
TENN-V-0012747 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Sparganium americanum
UCHT001442 Polk Tennessee 06 Sep 1980 Gene S. Van Horn
2157
UCHT
Sparganium americanum
UCHT006210 Hickman Tennessee
UCHT
Sparganium americanum
APSC0031030 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0068990 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0031024 Knox Tennessee
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0031027 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0117029 Rowan Kentucky
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0071918 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0031022 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0117027 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0031032 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0031015 Grundy Tennessee
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0093261 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0109123 Muhlenberg Kentucky
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0031029 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0031025 Blount Tennessee
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0098822 Cannon Tennessee
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0071919 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0051670 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0031018 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0031020 Morgan Tennessee
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0052425 Carroll Tennessee
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0055324 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0115354 Van Buren Tennessee
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0098823 Cannon Tennessee
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0098143 Overton Tennessee
APSC
Sparganium americanum
APSC0063205 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Sparganium americanum
HTTU016562 White Tennessee
HTTU
Sparganium americanum
HTTU016566 Cumberland Tennessee
HTTU
Sparganium americanum
HTTU016573 Wilson Tennessee
HTTU
Sparganium americanum
HTTU016567 Cumberland Tennessee
HTTU
Sparganium americanum
HTTU028577 White Tennessee
HTTU
Sparganium americanum
HTTU016570 Cumberland Tennessee
HTTU
Sparganium americanum
HTTU016569 Cumberland Tennessee
HTTU
Sparganium americanum
HTTU016564 White Tennessee
HTTU
Sparganium americanum
UCHT038933 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Sparganium americanum
UCHT036354 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Sparganium americanum
UOS08382 Franklin Tennessee 05 Jul 2000 Yolande M. Gottfried
UOS
Sparganium americanum
UOS08378 Coffee Tennessee 02 Jul 1996 Douglas E. Kennemore, Jr.
UOS
Sparganium americanum
UOS08383 Van Buren Tennessee 31 Jul 2001 Chris A. Fleming
UOS
Sparganium americanum
UOS08379 Franklin Tennessee 22 Sep 1996 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Sparganium americanum
UOS08380 Franklin Tennessee 16 Sep 2004 Yolande M. Gottfried
UOS
Sparganium americanum
UOS08381 Franklin Tennessee 06 Oct 2007 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Sparganium americanum
HTTU016568 Cumberland Tennessee
HTTU
Sparganium americanum
HTTU016565 White Tennessee
HTTU
Sparganium americanum
HTTU016563 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Sparganium americanum
HTTU016571 White Tennessee
HTTU
Sparganium americanum
HTTU016572 Wilson Tennessee
HTTU
Sparganium americanum
HTTU034463 Knox Tennessee 01 Sep 1998 Neal Dziepak
11
HTTU
Sparganium americanum
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