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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Wild Canna

Afrikaans name: Tuinkanna

The Wild Canna is not indigenous to South Africa

Photo © Steven Herbert

Canna indica

Wild Cannas originate from tropical America and are not indigenous to South Africa.

This plant grows to a height of around 1.5 metres. The leaves grow to about 45 cm in length.

The flowers are orange-red in colour and attract some sunbirds.

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References and further reading

A Photographic Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa - Author: Braam van Wyk - Year Published: 2000 - Page: 80

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