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American Bur Reed
An upright perennial sedge found in the eastern U.S. Weakly rooted, with clustered fibrous roots that allow the plant to be easily pulled up.
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Forms large colonies in shallow, slow-moving freshwater (streams, rivers, and natural wetlands). Adaptable to most soil and light conditions.
Flat (1 in. wide), ribbonlike and joined to a round stem.
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