Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Grass, Sedge, or Rush, Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Carolina Piedmont, rare in Carolina Coastal Plain)

Look for it in swamps, floodplains, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Grain Brown
Grain

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Arundinaria gigantea   FAMILY Poaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Arundinaria gigantea   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-01-001:
Arundinaria gigantea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Arundinaria gigantea ssp. gigantea

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Arundinaria gigantea

 

COMMON NAME:
River Cane, Giant Cane