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SOUTHERN WILD-RICE, WILD-RICE
G. E. Crow
Rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds, seldom in water much over 6 dm deep. Wild-rice grows best in shallow (but not stagnant) water where there is at least a slight current over a muddy, mucky, or silty bottom, and where there is little competition from other plants.
This is a very large grass (up to several m in height), and being more southern in range, has been more seriously affected in Michigan by drainage and water quality degradation in more populated areas.