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(Canna x orchiodes, fam. Cannaceae )

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Perennial rhizomatous, unbranched, upright, glabrous herb to 1.5m tall.

Form or habit: Herb
Leaf:Simple Alternate

Alternate elliptic, up to 450 x 250mm, apex pointed, base narrowed into open tubular sheath, margins entire.

Flower conspicuous: Conspicuous
Flower colour: Yellow to gold
Flower description:Irregular, borne above foliage on cane-like terminal spikes or on 2-flowered branches. Large, showy, yellow to gold with dark markings, up to 120 x 60mm.
Fruit conspicuous: Conspicuous
Fruit colour:
Fruit description: Does not produce viable seeds.
Food source for:
Origin:Tropical America
Weed status:Environmental/garden escapee
Notes:Spread by: Water, garden waste, vegetatively from rhizomes.
Invades: Creek banks, Melaleuca forest, open wetlands and roadsides.
Notes: Survives wet conditions. Indian Shot (C. indica) is the most often encountered species in this area. Canna Lily (C x orchiodes) is a cultivated hybrid and does not produce viable seeds
but reproduces vegetatively from rhizomes. A population has been recorded from near Hay Point.
Information sources: Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2011) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region.

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