Wild rice

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For wild rice related to cultivated forms, see Rice.wikipedia
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Rice (disambiguation)

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Wild rice is not directly related to Asian rice (Oryza sativa), whose wild progenitors are O. rufipogon and O. nivara, although they are close cousins, sharing the tribe Oryzeae.
Wild rice (Zizania sp.), of North America, also called Indian rice

Zizania latifolia

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* Manchurian wild rice (Z. latifolia; incorrect synonym: Z. caduciflora), is a perennial native to China.
Zizania latifolia, known as Manchurian wild rice, is the only member of the wild rice genus Zizania native to Asia.

Oryzeae

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Wild rice is not directly related to Asian rice (Oryza sativa), whose wild progenitors are O. rufipogon and O. nivara, although they are close cousins, sharing the tribe Oryzeae.
It contains 12 genera, including both cultivated rice (Oryza) and wild rice (Zizania).

Poaceae

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Wild rice (Ojibwe: manoomin; also called Canada rice, Indian rice, and water oats) are four species of grasses forming the genus Zizania, and the grain that can be harvested from them.
Ehrhartoideae, including rice and wild rice

Zizania texana

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Texas wild rice (Z. texana) is a perennial plant found only in a small area along the San Marcos River in central Texas. Texas wild rice is in danger of extinction due to loss of suitable habitat in its limited range and to pollution.
This grass, a member of the same genus as commercially sold wild rice, is an aquatic plant that grows in the water with only its stem tips rising above the surface.

Ojibwe

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The Ojibwa people call this plant manoomin, meaning "harvesting berry" (commonly translated "good berry").
The Ojibwe are known for their birch bark canoes, birch bark scrolls, mining and trade in copper, as well as their cultivation of wild rice and Maple syrup.

Menominee

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The Menominee tribe were named Omanoominii by the neighboring Ojibwa after this plant.
The Ojibwe name for the tribe was manoominii, meaning "wild rice people", as they cultivated wild rice as one of their most important food staples.

Oryza rufipogon

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Wild rice is not directly related to Asian rice (Oryza sativa), whose wild progenitors are O. rufipogon and O. nivara, although they are close cousins, sharing the tribe Oryzeae.
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Mahnomen, Minnesota

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Many places in Illinois, Indiana, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Wisconsin are named after this plant, including Mahnomen, Minnesota, Menomonie, Wisconsin; many lakes and streams bear the name "Rice", "Wildrice", "Wild Rice", or "Zizania".
"Mahnomen" comes from the Ojibwe name for wild rice.

Ustilago esculenta

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The swelling occurs because of infection with the smut fungus Ustilago esculenta.
This species is pathogenic as well, attacking Manchurian wild rice (Zizania latifolia), also known as Manchurian ricegrass, Asian wild rice, and wateroat.

Cereal

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The species most commonly harvested as grain are the annual species: Zizania palustris and Zizania aquatica. The former, though now domesticated and grown commercially, is still often gathered from lakes in the traditional manner, especially by indigenous peoples in North America; the latter was also used extensively in the past.
Wild rice, grown in small amounts in North America.

Whole grain

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Typically sold as a dried whole grain, wild rice is high in protein, the amino acid lysine and dietary fiber, and low in fat.
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Ojibwe language

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Wild rice (Ojibwe: manoomin; also called Canada rice, Indian rice, and water oats) are four species of grasses forming the genus Zizania, and the grain that can be harvested from them.

North America

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The grain was historically gathered and eaten in North America, India and China.

India

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The grain was historically gathered and eaten in North America, India and China.

China

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The grain was historically gathered and eaten in North America, India and China.

Oryza sativa

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Wild rice is not directly related to Asian rice (Oryza sativa), whose wild progenitors are O. rufipogon and O. nivara, although they are close cousins, sharing the tribe Oryzeae.

Oryza nivara

O. nivara
Wild rice is not directly related to Asian rice (Oryza sativa), whose wild progenitors are O. rufipogon and O. nivara, although they are close cousins, sharing the tribe Oryzeae.

Tribe (biology)

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Wild rice is not directly related to Asian rice (Oryza sativa), whose wild progenitors are O. rufipogon and O. nivara, although they are close cousins, sharing the tribe Oryzeae.

Lake

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The plants grow in shallow water in small lakes and slow-flowing streams; often, only the flowering head of wild rice rises above the water.

Stream

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The plants grow in shallow water in small lakes and slow-flowing streams; often, only the flowering head of wild rice rises above the water.

Anatinae

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The grain is eaten by dabbling ducks and other aquatic wildlife, as well as by humans.

Asia

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One species is native to Asia:

Extinction

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Texas wild rice is in danger of extinction due to loss of suitable habitat in its limited range and to pollution.

Pollution

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Texas wild rice is in danger of extinction due to loss of suitable habitat in its limited range and to pollution.