Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Hedychium gardnerianum Ker Gawl
Ginger liliy
Invasive, Potential problem species
Origin: Asia (Himalayas)
Growth Form: Herb
Plant Description: Plant: Robust, rhizomatous herb up to 2 m high; leaves broad, lanceolate, sheathing the stems; flowers showy, fragrant, with long-exserted stamens. Leaves: Bright green or greyish-green, tapering, up to 500 mm long, downy beneath. Flowers: Yellow with red stamens, in spikes up to 350 mm long; each flower has a slender tube, three narrow and three broad petal-like lobes, floral bracts ± cylindrical, January–March. Fruit: Capsules.
Key Features:
Control: plant should be dug up and the rhizomes removed in their entirety
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