Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Zizania aquatica L. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Andrew Hipp

Hugh H. Iltis

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black
Family Poaceae
Zizania aquatica L.
annual wild rice, Indian rice, southern wild rice
Zizania: from adaptation of zizanion for an ancient name of some wild grains
aquatica: growing in or near water
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Status: Native
Plant: erect/floating annual, 7'-10' tall, aquatic, emergent grass
Flower: each female spikelet has 1 flower with 3-ribbed, dull rough lemma; inflorescence spikelets, female at top
Leaf:first leaves float; later emerge, wide, flat
Habitat: wet; in water to 40" deep, rivers, lakes; in silty, mucky soil
(Glossary)

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Flora of North America  (off site)
Grass drawing
Drawing by Agnes Chase from Norman C. Fassett's Grasses of Wisconsin
Synonyms 
Zizania aquatica L. var. aquatica

         
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