Bandana of the Everglades

Canna, Bandana of the Everglades - Canna flaccida

On our walk through Green Cay, there were many marshy wildflowers that everyone seemed to pass by without a second glance. But this flower, officially called Canna flaccida, or the Golden Canna, was especially beautiful in the early morning sun.

The flower is also called the Bandana of the Everglades and is native to Florida. They are perennial plants and do quite well in the wetlands here. These large yellow flowers are typical in the warmer months. Although they are in the wetlands as natural species, the Golden Canna can be planted in pots or in a garden border. They often grow to 5 ft. tall.

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