Common Name: Bur ReedFlowering Time: Typically between mid-June to mid-July, though on occasion flowers may be found through mid-Sept. How Long It Flowers: On occasion, flowers do not appear some years. Flower Color: Flowers can range from yellow to green and occasionally white. Soil Requirements: Grows best in muddy soil or shallow water. Flower Form: Bur Reeds resemble grass, growing in small bundles in shallow water or moist soil. Bur-Reed have long green stalks and thin leaves that grow from two to six millimeters wide, and up to two feet long. Their leaves are small and usually found at the base, floating in the water. Males grow a single head, and fruit appear directly below the male head. Flowers can appear yellow, or sometimes maintain a green hue similar to the stalks.