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Zizania palustris

Common Name(s): Wild rice
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 105 to 130 (days)
Abs.Max=86° (F)    
Abs.Min=45° (F)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH:
Soil Texture/Type: Flooded peat or clay and sand loams
Soil Drainage: Very Poor
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity:
Grown throughout US and Canada in lakes or ponds on a mud bottom. Wild growth.Requires 2600 GDU (4.4 C). Seeds require 3 months in near freezing water prior to germination. Peat to clay loam to sandy soil.
Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Rust, Anthrachose
Animal Food - forage, Food - cereal


Geographical Origin:
North America
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