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Zizania aquatica L.
Common Name: SOUTHERN WILD-RICE, WILD-RICE
Coefficient of Conservatism: 9
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt A-Grass
Status: T

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.

Locations

Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Clinton County
Iosco County
Kalamazoo County
Manistee County
Monroe County
Muskegon County
Ottawa County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 28, 2023. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2249.