Typhaceae . . . . . Bulrush family


Typha . . . . . Bulrush or Reedmace


Typha latifolia . . . . Reedmace or Bulrush

Male and female parts of the spike adjacent without gap; Widespread in marshes and by ponds over BI exc. N & W Sc

Typha angustifolia . . . . Reedmace or Bulrush

Differs from T. latifolia in that male (top) and female (lower) part of flowering spike clearly separated, narrower leaves; edges of lakes and ponds mostly in the S


Sparganium . . . . . Bulrush or Reedmace


Sparganium angustifolium . . . . Floating bur-reed

Note bract below the lowest flower longer than flowering spike (c.f. the less common, but similarly distributed, S. natans Least bur-reed); Local in W Wa, Lake District, SW, W and N Sc and W and N Ire


Sparganium emersum . . . . Unbranched bur-reed

Note unbranched flowering spike; frequent throughout BI

Sparganium erectum . . . . Branched bur-reed

Common in marshes and by lakes