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Last updated 8/27/2009 by David Giblin.
Zizania palustris L. var. palustris[FNA24, HC2]
northern wild rice

Publication: Mant. Pl. 295. 1771.

Origin: Introduced

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: Introduced throughout western North America for waterfowl food.

FNA24: "Zizania palustris var. palustris grows in the shallow water of lakes and streams, often forming extensive stands in northern lakes. It has been introduced to British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Idaho, Arizona, and West Virginia for waterfowl food; some of the stands in the Canadian prairies may also have resulted from planting (Aiken et al. 1988)."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Zizania aquatica L. ssp. angustifolia (Hitchc.) Tzvelev
Zizania aquatica L. var. angustifolia Hitchc.