Burhead

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BURHEAD
Echinodorus rostratus - Alismataceae, Water Plantain Family

DESCRIPTION: Herbaceous, annual flowering plant growing in shallow water or mud.
Height: To 30 inches
Flowers: Showy, white, to 1/2 inch wide on an erect, multi-branched stem, spring through summer
Fruit: Bur
Foliage: Leaves broad and oval shaped, to 8 inches long sometimes as wide
Growth rate: Moderate to fast

REQUIREMENTS:
Sun Full sun, tolerates partial shade
Soil: Mud or shallow water
Drainage: None
Water: Flooded
Maintenance: Removal of burs
Propagation: Seeds

NATIVE HABITAT: Wet ditches, ephemeral pools and margins of slow moving streams and ponds

WILDLIFE USE: Browse for deer.

COMMENTS: A wonderful showy plant that grows well in submerged pots. Needs to be planted from seed, as it is poorly tolerant of disturbance.

 

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