Image shows a heart-shaped pile of wild rice.

You've probably eaten many varieties of rice before, but what do you know about wild rice? Did you know that it's Minnesota's state grain? Wild rice or Zizania aquatica has made some neat adaptations to its environment and holds great historical importance not only to the Native American tribes of the Great Lakes region, but tribes around the country. Explore the webpages to learn some interesting facts about wild rice and gain an appreciation of this unique aquatic grass!

Click on the tabs at the top of the page to get started! Its classification is a great place to start!

Please note that the photograph found at the top of each page is property of Gary Alan Nelson. You may purchase this print or others of his at his website http://www.garyalannelson.com/.

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This website was created by Emily Zielger for Organismal Biology 203 at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. Last Updated April 22, 2012.