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Zizania palustris var. interior

Zizania palustris L. var. interior (Fassett) Dore

Northern Wildrice, Northern Wild Rice

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Zizania aquatica var. interior


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 Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Aug


USA: AL , CA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MI , MN , MO , ND , NE , OH , SD , TX , WI
Canada: NB

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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