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. I study the evolutionary relationships of the 14 (or more) species, and their distributions across gradients in the aquatic environment.
A four-gene molecular phylogeny of Sparganium with molecular dating, biogeographic and character evolution analyses, is presented in
Sulman JD, BT Drew, C Drummond, E Hayasaka and KJ Sytsma. 2013. Systematics, biogeography, and character evolution of Sparganium (Typhaceae): Diversification of a widespread, aquatic lineage. American Journal of Botany 100:10
Cover photo: Sparganium fluctuans (Joshua Sulman)
Photo galleries ofand
Wisconsin’s Sparganium distribution & herbarium records
Sparganium in Flora of North America
Sparganium in the Middle East: specimens from Israel and Syria
Typhaceae treatment (including Typha and Sparganium) in – with Galen Smith
Joshua Sulman, M.S.
Department of Botany
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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updated January 5, 2014