Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Sparganium natans -- (Small Bur-reed)

photos by Susan McDougall


Sparganium natans

Found above 5,000 feet in shallow ponds and lakes, this bur-reed has very narrow leaves that float on the water.

Location: Reflection Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 1, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Reflection Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7697, -121.7239, 4868
Date: August 1, 2014
Sparganium natans

The stems are up to two feet long.

Location: Tipsoo Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: September 3, 2010

Author: Susan McDougall
Tipsoo Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS:
Date: September 3, 2010
Sparganium natans

The flowers are unisexual in crowded heads which mature into bur-like fruits.

Location: Reflection Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: September 9, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Reflection Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7704, -121.7259, 4868
Date: September 9, 2016

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