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Relationships of
Vertebrate Animals
to this Plant:

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Leersia oryzoides
(Rice Cutgrass) [Poaceae]
(observations are from Martin et al., Hamerstrom & Blake, Bellrose, Meanley, and Havera)

Birds

Anatidae: Aix sponsa (Wood Duck) [feeds on seeds in Illinois] Hv1999, Anas acuta (Northern Pintail) [this grass comprises 0.5-2% of the diet in the Northeast, feeds on seeds in Illinois & elsewhere] MZN1951 Blr1942 Hv1999, Anas americana (American Wigeon) [this grass comprises 5-10% of the diet in the Northeast during the spring, feeds on seeds in Illinois & elsewhere] MZN1951 Blr1942 Hv1999, Anas clypeata (Northern Shoveler) [feeds on seeds] Blr1942,
Anas crecca carolinensis (Green-winged Teal) [this grass comprises 0.5-2% of the diet in the Northeast, feeds on seeds in Illinois] MZN1951 Hv1999, Anas discors (Blue-winged Teal) [this grass comprises 2-5% of the diet in the Northeast during spring & summer & fall, feeds on seeds] MZN1951 Blr1942, Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard) [seeds & corms comprise 2-5% of the diet in the Northeast during winter, feeds on seeds in Illinois & elsewhere] MZN1951 Blr1942 Hv1999, Anas strepera (Gadwall) [feeds on seeds in Illinois] Hv1999, Aythya affinis (Lesser Scaup) [this grass comprises 0.5-2% of the diet in the Northeast, feeds on seeds in Illinois] MZN1951 Hv1999, Aythya collaris (Ring-necked Duck) [this grass comprises 2-5% of the diet in the Northeast during winter] MZN1951, Branta canadensis (Canada Goose) [feeds on seeds in Illinois] Hv1999; Emberizidae: Melospiza georgiana (Swamp Sparrow) [seeds comprise 2-5% of the diet in NE USA during fall] MZN1951, Spizelloides arborea (American Tree Sparrow) [seeds comprise 2-5% of the diet in NE USA during winter] MZN1951; Phasianidae: Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey) [the seeds have minor importance in the diet in Arkansas during the fall] Mn1956; Rallidae: Porzana carolina (Sora) [seeds comprise 2-5% of the diet in the Northeast during summer, fall, & spring] MZN1951

Mammals
Cricetidae:
Ondatra zibethicus (Muskrat) [the roots have minor value as a food source, this grass comprises 5-10% of the diet in Maryland] HB1939 MZN1951
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