Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Sparganium eurycarpum -- (Broad-fruited Bur-reed)

photos by Susan McDougall


Sparganium eurycarpum

The leaves of this species rise above the water, distinguishing it from the other two bur-reeds at the Park. It is infrequently encountered. Here it grows in a shallow, perennial pond along the north side of the Silver Falls loop trail.

Location: Silver Falls Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 28, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Silver Falls Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7477, -121.5633, 2288
Date: August 28, 2014
Sparganium eurycarpum

The male flowering heads are borne at the top of the stem. The rounded female head may be an inch in diameter.

Location: Silver Falls Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 28, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Silver Falls Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7477, -121.5633, 2288
Date: August 28, 2014

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