Unbranched Bur-reed - Sparganium emersum

    Description

    Medium height plant, with erect or floating stems. Leaves triangular in section not keeled. Inflorescence simple, unbranched, female clusters 3 to 6 the lowermost often stalked. Male clusters 3 to 10 separate from one another like the female, style straight.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Freshwater margins.

    When to see it

    July and August.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain but not as common as Branched Bur-reed.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 49 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map