Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Zizania palustris L. var. interior (Fassett) Dore image
Photographer: from USDA Plants website           
Family Poaceae
Zizania palustris L. var. interior (Fassett) Dore
northern wild rice
Zizania: from adaptation of zizanion for an ancient name of some wild grains
palustris: "of marshes"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect/floating annual, aquatic, emergent grass
Flower: 5-parted, each female spikelet has 1 flower with 3-ribbed, shiny firm 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

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Flora of North America  (off site)
Zizania aquatica L. var. interior Fassett
Zizania interior (Fassett) Rydb.

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