When the plants mature, they stand several feet above the surface of the water. In addition to his fieldwork interviewing members … Zizania aquatica Wildrice A bunchgrass; the seeds must be kept moist and require clean still water to grow; provides food for wood ducks, black ducks and muskrats. In either case, the rice likes clean, slow-moving water. flow, an inlet or an outlet or springs coming into the pond. Suggested planting rate is 25 to 40 pounds per acre. Above, wild rice at Jug Bay Natural Area on the Patuxent River in Prince George's County, Md., on Aug. 4, 2018. 1 of 4. The Kennan Corporation We provide plant breeding and seed services to the rice and wild rice industries. through, so they do not eat all the seed right away. // -->. However, it will reseed itself so it will come back year after year. Mallards, pintails, teal and geese will fly miles to a Wild The species is monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and is pollinated by Wind. // -->