Bur-reed

Sparganium emersum

$105.50 /lb

TYPE:

Native Perennial forb

HEIGHT:

8 - 20 inches

HABITAT:

Marshes, stream edges, standing water

DAYS TO MATURITY:

SEEDING RATE:

5-7 lbs per acre with approximately 23,000 seeds per lb

Bur-reed is a perennial native emergent that grows well in seasonally or permanently flooded areas. Waterfowl love the seed. The entire plant is a favorite among muskrats and deer occasionally feed on the foliage. Needs cold-warm-cold-warm stratification to sprout. May not sprout until 2nd or 3rd year. Usually seeded in mixes.

Planting Instructions: Use general ground prep method (click here).

Plant 5-7 lbs at 1/4"-1" deep.