Share

Native Plant Database

Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.

Search native plant database:
Name:    
Family:    

Zizania texana (Texas wildrice)
Schwartzman, Steven

Zizania texana

Zizania texana Hitchc.

Texas wildrice

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ZITE

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green

Distribution

USA: TX

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
Aquatic: yes

Propagation

Propagation Material: Seeds

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q24A
Status: Endangered
Historic Range: U.S.A. (TX)
Critical Habitat: 17.96(a)
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Zizania texana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Zizania texana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Zizania texana

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2010-06-23
Research By: TWC Staff

Go back