Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2365

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual?
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in NC)

Look for it in freshwater marshes, usually tidal, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun Aquatic ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Unisexual
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Grain reddish/ olive
Grain

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Zizania aquatica var. aquatica   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Zizania aquatica var. aquatica   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-66-001:
Zizania aquatica   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Zizania aquatica var. aquatica

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Zizania aquatica var. aquatica

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Wild-rice, Indian Rice