Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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camera icon Common Name: Golden Canna, Yellow Canna, Indian Shot
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Canna flaccida
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Canna flaccida
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Canna flaccida 042-01-001

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933) Canna flaccida

The showy part of the flower consists of 3 yellow petal-like false stamens, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

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"Within the same group [of Oaks] ... leaves alone must not be used for final identification, as, even on the same tree, the leaves may vary more among themselves than between those of other species. This does not mean that there is no typical shape or shapes for any given species, but only that not every leaf will take a typical form." — George W.D. Symonds, The Tree Identification Book