OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Canna flaccida   FAMILY Cannaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Canna flaccida   FAMILY Cannaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 042-01-001:
Canna flaccida   FAMILY Cannaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Canna flaccida

 

COMMON NAME:
Golden Canna, Yellow Canna, Indian Shot


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image of Canna flaccida, Golden Canna, Yellow Canna, Indian Shot

Keith Bradley    kab_canna_flaccida_11968

April    Collier County    FL

Big Cypress National Preserve

Sepals greenish, 25-30mm. Petals yellowish-green, lobes ~50-65mm, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Canna flaccida, Golden Canna, Yellow Canna, Indian Shot

Keith Bradley    kab_canna_flaccida_11974

April    Collier County    FL

Big Cypress National Preserve

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

image of Canna flaccida, Golden Canna, Yellow Canna, Indian Shot

Keith Bradley    kab_canna_flaccida_11977

April    Collier County    FL

Big Cypress National Preserve

The fruit is covered with small elongated warts, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Canna flaccida   FAMILY Cannaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Canna flaccida   FAMILY Cannaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 042-01-001:
Canna flaccida   FAMILY Cannaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Canna flaccida

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2993

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Habitat: Wet pine savannas, marshes, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow staminodes
Bisexual
Asymmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals
1 stamen & 3 petaloid staminodes
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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