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Zizania aquaticaZizania aquatica

wild rice

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 6-10'
Flowers: Jun.-Sept.;
Fruit: achene (dry, flat seed)

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 6.4-7.4
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy
Flood depth: 0-36"

Habitat

fresh tidal and nontidal marshes, stream borders, shallow waters

Native to

Region: Coastal *
States: MD DE VA NY PA WV

Wildlife

Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal *

Notes

annual; edible



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1300.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004