Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
You may enjoy reading Identifying Native Bamboos by Margaret C. Cirtain.
or North American Bamboo: River, Switch & Hill Cane from George Ellison and the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society.
Learn more about Arundinaria from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Arundinaria gigantea ssp. tecta
Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Switch Cane, Small Cane
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JK Marlow jkm100313_152
March Gadsden County FL
Angus Gholson Nature Park
Foliage blades coriaceous, persistent, per Weakley's Flora.
Keith Bradley kab_a_tecta_4910
April Richland County SC
Congaree National Park
Flowers more frequently than A. gigantea, supposedly every 3-4 years, per Weakley's Flora (2012).
Ron Lance rwl130_a
Topknot blades 20-30cm long, per Weakley's Flora.