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.
NEW: A four-gene molecular phylogeny of Sparganium accessions from North America and East Asia, with biogeographic and character evolution analyses, is presented in Sulman, Drew, Drummond, Hayasaka and Sytsma (2013)
References and Resources:
Sparganium erectum in the Middle East: specimens from Israel and Syria.
Wisconsin’s Sparganium distribution & herbarium records
Sparganium in Flora of North America
In the Works: Sparganium treatment in
Photo galleries ofand
Joshua Sulman, M.S.
Department of Botany
University of Wisconsin-Madison
more info: wiswoodswater.com
updated October 20, 2013