Canna indica


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Noun1.Canna indica - canna grown especially for its edible rootstock from which arrowroot starch is obtainedCanna indica - canna grown especially for its edible rootstock from which arrowroot starch is obtained
canna - any plant of the genus Canna having large sheathing leaves and clusters of large showy flowers
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The project has shown remarkable success by aiding the construction of wetlands containing plant species such as Canna indica, lemon grass (Cymbopogon), napier (Pennisetum perpureum X Pennisetum americarnum), para grass (Urochloa mutica), typha (Typha latifolia), water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes) and a weed species Agaratum Conyzoides.
More tender specimens such as canna indica, ornamental ginger and dahlia species should have been lifted in October and stored in a frost free place.
Samples collection: Some typical plant leaves in hearty growing period were chosed such as Bambusa phyllostachys pubescens, Nelumbo nucifera aertn, Ginkgobiloba Linn, Syringa oblate Linn(Var giraldii), Canna indica Linn(generalis), Calathea zebrine'Humilior', Begonia masoniana, Callistephus chinensis.
A spectacular addition to the water garden would be Canna lilies, the most popular being Canna x generalis - a cross between Canna indica (Indian Shot) and Canna flaccida, with varieties bearing red, yellow, pink, orange and white flowers.