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What is Texas Wild Rice?
- 0.12-0.98 inches wide
- Up to 78.74 inches long
- Stalk 6.3-12.2 inches long
- 0.17-0.3 inches long
- 0.04-0.06 inches wide
- 3-6 feet long
- Black, brown or greenish in color
Where Does it Grow?
Texas wild rice can be found in fast-flowing rivers.
Pros and Cons of Texas Wild Rice
Submerged portions of all aquatic plants provide habitats for many micro and macro invertebrates. These invertebrates in turn are used as food by fish and other wildlife species (e.g. amphibians, reptiles, ducks, etc.). After aquatic plants die, their decomposition by bacteria and fungi provides food (called “detritus”) for many aquatic invertebrates.