Canna indica, Fam. Cannaceae
Perennial rhizomatous, unbranched, upright, glabrous herb to 2m 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:||Red to yellow, irregular, up to 50 x 15mm, borne above foliage on cane-like terminal spikes or on 2-flowered branches.|
|Fruit description:||Textured capsules, 20-30mm long with numerous round black or dark brown seeds, 5-6mm long.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||Spread by: seeds, 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 more often encountered species. 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.|