Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Canna indica L.
indian shot, garden canna
Invasive, Minor problem species
Origin: Soth America and West Indies
Growth Form: Herb
Plant Description: Herbaceous, not usually over 5 ft high; leaves rather fleshy, with thin margins, usually not more than 1 ft. long and half as broad, lanceolate to sub-orbicular, veins arching-parallel. Flowers red, yellow or variegated, showy, the staminodia black, capsular, nearly globose, enclosing a variable number of round, shiny black seeds
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Comments: Grows in thickets, crowding out other plants.

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K Braun, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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K Braun, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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