Wild rice has too often been ignored as an important wetland plant. Nearly extirpated throughout much
of its original range, many modern-day wetland managers have little idea that wild rice even existed
within their local areas. Even in areas where it is still found, it is considered a plant of rivers and lakes
rather than typical wetlands. While wild rice is more commonly found in riverine and lacustrine systems,
it can provide ecological benefits in smaller palustrine wetlands.
A Wild Rice Primer