NS3976 : Branched Bur-reed (Sparganium erectum)

taken 8 years ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Branched Bur-reed (Sparganium erectum)
Branched Bur-reed (Sparganium erectum)
See NS3976 : Pool near Dumbarton Golf Course for context. The plants that can be seen growing around the pool in that photograph are patches of Branched Bur-reed. A few of those plants are shown here; for a closer look at the inflorescence, see NS3976 : Branched Bur-reed (Sparganium erectum).

This is a native species, common throughout Britain and Ireland, where it is found in still and moving fresh water (the photograph was taken after a period of warm, dry weather, and the pool next to these plants would formerly have been larger).

[There are several subspecies (or varieties, depending on the reference work consulted) of Branched Bur-reed, but the particular plants growing here are examples of Sparganium erectum subsp. neglectum (Beeby) K. Richt. This identification was confirmed in early August when I examined the fruits.]
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Thursday, 24 June, 2010
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Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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River Leven 
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Branched Bur-Reed 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3957 7669 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.3816N 4:34.2749W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3957 7669
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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