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Native Wetland Plants

Zizania aquatica

Wild Rice

More About Wild Rice

Zizania aquatica, Wild Rice, is a native grass found in marshes, pond edges, lakes, and rivers has an extremely branched inflorescence which produces edible grains for humans and wildlife. Although Wild Rice grows 8-10' tall, the shallow roots are slender and fibrous with spread of only 8-12" and favor consistency of water depths from 1-3' deep.

Bloom Color

Yellow

Zizania aquatica Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Mature Height
> 4'
Spread Characteristics
Clumping
Prolific Seeder
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Pond Zonation
Low Marsh 0 - 6"
Open Water 12" - 6'
Shallow Water 6" - 12"
Foliage Color
Green
Wildlife Benefits
Amphibians
Cover
Fish
Food
Nesting
Songbirds
Waterfowl
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Wetland Indicator Status
OBL
Plant Type
Bog/Marsh
Marginal
Attributes
Bio Remediation
Erosion Control
Fibrous Roots
Great Foliage
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Ornamental Flower
Slightly Salt Tolerant
Storm Water Basin
USDA Hardiness Zone
3
4
5
6
7
8