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Arundinaria appalachiana [split from Arundinaria gigantea and Arundinaria tecta]

Hill Cane

Scientific Name:

Arundinaria appalachiana [split from Arundinaria gigantea and Arundinaria tecta]

Genus:

Arundinaria

Species Epithet:

appalachiana

Common Name:

Hill Cane

Plant Type

Grass/Sedge/Rush

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Dry to moist forests on slopes. Common in NC mountains, uncommon in piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Not Assigned

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*Key)

Notes:

A Southern Appalachian endemic, described as a separate species in 2006.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Vascular Plants of NC: https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php



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