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Wild Rice

Scientific Name: Zizania aquatica

Distinguishing Characteristics:
Very big grass growing 4 to 9 feet tall
Leaf blades up to 4 feet long, 2 inches wide and serrated.
Seedhead: large and arranged loosely with spreading branches and branchlets.
Found growing in dense clumps or band around shoreline; found in dense colonies along the coast.

Zizania aquatica taken by Graves Lovell

Zizania aquatica taken by Graves Lovell

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