A mixture of brown, white, and red indica rice, also containing wild rice, Zizania species
Oryza sativa with small wind-pollinated flowers
Allium crenulatum (Asparagales), an onion, with typical monocot perianth and parallel leaf venation
Cooked brown rice from Bhutan
Onion slice: the cross-sectional view shows the veins that run in parallel along the length of the bulb and stem
Jumli Marshi, brown rice from Nepal
Comparison of a monocot (grass: Poales) sprouting (left) with a dicot (right)
Rice can come in many shapes, colors and sizes.
Yucca brevifolia (Joshua Tree: Asparagales)
Single grain of rice under handmade microscope
Roystonea regia palm (Arecales) stems showing anomalous secondary growth in monocots, with characteristic fibrous roots
Oryza sativa, commonly known as Asian rice
Illustrations of cotyledons by John Ray 1682, after Malpighi
Unmilled to milled Japanese rice, from left to right, brown rice, rice with germ, white rice
Tteumul, water from the washing of rice
-Rice processing- A: Rice with chaff B: Brown rice C: Rice with germ D: White rice with bran residue E: Musenmai (Japanese: 無洗米), "Polished and ready to boil rice", literally, non-wash rice (1): Chaff (2): Bran (3): Bran residue (4): Cereal germ (5): Endosperm
Worldwide rice production
Production of rice (2019)
Burning of rice residues after harvest, to quickly prepare the land for wheat planting, around Sangrur, Punjab, India.
Rice combine harvester Katori-city, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
After the harvest, rice straw is gathered in the traditional way from small paddy fields in Mae Wang District, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
Drying rice in Peravoor, India
Work by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture to measure the greenhouse gas emissions of rice production.
Chinese rice grasshopper (Oxya chinensis) Borneo, Malaysia
Chloroxylon is used for pest management in organic rice cultivation in Chhattisgarh, India.
Rice seed collection from IRRI
Ancient statue of Dewi Sri from Java (c. 9th century)
Hainanese chicken rice in Singapore

Rice, a monocot, is normally grown as an annual plant, although in tropical areas it can survive as a perennial and can produce a ratoon crop for up to 30 years.

- Rice

These include not only major grains (rice, wheat, maize, etc.), but also forage grasses, sugar cane, and the bamboos.

- Monocotyledon
A mixture of brown, white, and red indica rice, also containing wild rice, Zizania species

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Anthers detached from a meadow foxtail flower
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Setaria verticillata, bristly foxtail
Oryza sativa, Kerala, India

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