Sparganium americanum Nutt.
Family - Sparganiaceae
Stems - No info. yet.
Leaves - No info. yet.
Inflorescence - No info. yet.
Staminate and pistillate flower clusters.
Flowers - No info. yet.
Close-up of pistillate flowers.
Flowering - May - September.
Habitat - Spring branches, streams, rivers, sloughs.
Other info. - This aquatic species is common in the southern 1/2 of Missouri. It is commonly seen when not in flower with its leaves submerged and being pushed horizontal in the current of water. Fertile plants have long erect leaves and resemble a cross between a sedge and a cattial until flowering.
Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC., 7-15-02.