Golden Canna - Bandanna of the Everglades
Canna flacida Syn: Flaccida xgeneralis
Cannaceae (Canna) Family
A cultivated hybrid (C. x generalis) with long red and yellow flowers is also becoming established as an escapee in fresh-water marshes along the Escambia and Black Water rivers.
Canna is known from several fossils of vegetative organs dating to the late Cretaceous period. The seeds are exceptionally hard and durable. A seed reported to be 600 years old and preserved in a South American archeological tomb germinated and flowered (J. C. Lerman and E. M. Cigliano 1971). No fossilized seeds have been reported.