SCIENTIFIC NAME: Spargamium eurycarpum
COMMON NAMES: Common Bur Reed, Great Bur Reed, Giant Bur-reed, Broadfruit Bur-reed
BLOOM TIME: June, July, Aug
- Insect feeders include several leaf beetles, Water Lily Aphid, Cattail Billbug, larvae of the Bur-reed Borer Moth.
- Seeds consumed by various wetland birds, especially ducks including Wood Duck, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Sandhill Crane, American Coot, & King Rail.
- Muskrats consume the entire plant.
- Foliage sometimes browsed by White-tailed Deer.