Canna x orchiodes, Fam. Cannaceae
Perennial rhizomatous, unbranched, upright, glabrous herb to 1.5m tall.
Other invasive plants
Invasive plants that are not prohibited or restricted invasive plants, but are known to spread readily and cause negative impacts, within the region.
|Form or habit:||Herb|
Alternate elliptic, up to 450 x 250mm, apex pointed, base narrowed into open tubular sheath, margins entire.
|Flower description:||Large, showy, yellow to gold with dark markings, up to 120 x 60mm. Irregular, borne above foliage on cane-like terminal spikes or on 2-flowered branches.|
|Fruit description:||Does not produce viable seeds.|
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|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. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|