OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Zizaniopsis miliacea   FAMILY Poaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Zizaniopsis miliacea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-65-001:
Zizaniopsis miliacea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Zizaniopsis miliacea

SYNONYMOUS WITH Andre Michaux
Zizania miliacea

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Wild-rice, Water-millet, Giant Cutgrass


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image of Zizaniopsis miliacea, Southern Wild-rice, Water-millet, Giant Cutgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_zimi_001_lvd

        

image of Zizaniopsis miliacea, Southern Wild-rice, Water-millet, Giant Cutgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_zimi3_001_lvd

        

image of Zizaniopsis miliacea, Southern Wild-rice, Water-millet, Giant Cutgrass

Keith Bradley    kab_z_miliacea_73727

March    Collier County    FL

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

image of Zizaniopsis miliacea, Southern Wild-rice, Water-millet, Giant Cutgrass

Keith Bradley    kab_z_miliacea_73729

March    Collier County    FL

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Panicle rather narrow, nodding, 30-50cm long, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Zizaniopsis miliacea, Southern Wild-rice, Water-millet, Giant Cutgrass

Keith Bradley    kab_z_miliacea_75421

April    Collier County    FL

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Leaf blades glabrous except very scabrous margins, 1-2cm wide, midrib stout, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Zizaniopsis miliacea, Southern Wild-rice, Water-millet, Giant Cutgrass

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmzmiliacea_moultrie1

May        SC

Lake Moultrie

image of Zizaniopsis miliacea, Southern Wild-rice, Water-millet, Giant Cutgrass

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmzizaniopsis _conway1

Month Unknown    Horry County    SC

image of Zizaniopsis miliacea, Southern Wild-rice, Water-millet, Giant Cutgrass

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmzizaniopsis_conway2

Month Unknown    Horry County    SC

Panicle's numerous branches fascicled, to 15-20cm long, naked at base, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Zizaniopsis miliacea, Southern Wild-rice, Water-millet, Giant Cutgrass

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmzizaniopsis_conway5

Month Unknown    Horry County    SC

Culms 1-3m tall or even taller, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Zizaniopsis miliacea, Southern Wild-rice, Water-millet, Giant Cutgrass

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmzmiliqacea_0

Month Unknown        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Zizaniopsis miliacea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Zizaniopsis miliacea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-65-001:
Zizaniopsis miliacea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Zizaniopsis miliacea

SYNONYMOUS WITH Andre Michaux
Zizania miliacea

 

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2371

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in brackish and freshwater marshes, per Weakley's Flora

map
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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual

Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Grain yellowish
Grain

 

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