Definition of bur-reed in English:

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noun

  • An aquatic reed-like plant with rounded flower heads. Its oily seeds are an important source of winter food for wildfowl.
    • Genus Sparganium, family Sparganiaceae
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    • Examples of emergent aquatic plants include bur-reeds and Sagittaria or Arrowhead.
    • The other bur-reeds have one stigma, and the fruit tapers to the base and apex.
    • Connecticut has seven species of bur-reed, all rather similar in appearance and distinguished by technical characteristics.

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