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Zizania aquatica var. aquatica

Zizania aquatica L. var. aquatica

Annual Wildrice, Indian Wild Rice

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Zizania aquatica var. subbrevis


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Caryopsis

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable


USA: AL , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TX , VA , VT , WI
Canada: NB

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-09-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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