OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Zizania aquatica var. aquatica   FAMILY Poaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Zizania aquatica var. aquatica

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-66-001:
Zizania aquatica   FAMILY Poaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Wild-rice, Indian Rice


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image of Zizania aquatica var. aquatica, Southern Wild-rice, Indian Rice

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmzizania_aquatica

Month Unknown        

Erect upper branches with female spikelets, spreading lower branches w male, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Zizania aquatica var. aquatica

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-66-001:
Zizania aquatica   FAMILY Poaceae

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2365

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual?
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Freshwater marshes, usually tidal, per Weakley's Flora

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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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