Sparganium Research Page
Sparganium the bur-reeds: a group of grasslike, aquatic plants with spherical heads of flowers and fruits. Found in wetlands and aquatic habitats across the cool regions of the globe. This group is the focus of my graduate research. I study the evolutionary relationships of the 14 (or more) species, and their distributions across gradients in the environment. The results of a four-gene phylogenetic analysis of 40 accessions from around the world will be coming soon.
Current projects: Sparganium treatment in New Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada (update to Gleason & Cronquist, 1991)
Sparganium erectum in the Middle East: specimens from Israel and Syria.
Wisconsin distribution & herbarium records
Sparganium in Flora of North America
Joshua Sulman, M.S.
Department of Botany
University of Wisconsin-Madison
more info: wiswoodswater.com
updated March 11, 2013