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NC Native Plant Society:
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Canna flaccida

Golden Canna, Yellow Canna, Bandana-of-the-Everglades

Scientific Name:

Canna flaccida

Genus:

Canna

Species Epithet:

flaccida

Common Name:

Golden Canna, Yellow Canna, Bandana-of-the-Everglades

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Plant Family

Cannaceae (Canna Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

May, June, July

Habitat Description:

Wet pine savannas, marshes, ditches. Native from SC south to FL and west to TX.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Global Rank:

G_?: Uncertain (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

Notes:

NatureServe gives Global Rank as G4?.

Cultivated from a local source so flowers are larger than typically found in the wild.

Beaufort Co. Spring Island, SC.

The Scientific Name is Canna flaccida. You will likely hear them called Golden Canna, Yellow Canna, Bandana-of-the-Everglades. This picture shows the Cultivated from a local source so flowers are larger than typically found in the wild. of Canna flaccida

Larry Mellichamp

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CAFL11

University of Florida Center for Aquatic & Invasive Species: https://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/plant-directory/canna-flaccida/



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