giant cane, american bamboo
linear, elliptic, lanceolate
February - July
0.5 - 8.0
Wetland Coefficient of Conservatism
A tall, bamboo like plant to 3 m tall forming colonies from rhizomes. The leaves are parallel-veined and occur in fan-shaped clusters at the tips of small branches.
Giant cane is excellent forage. Where cane furnishes a minor part of the forage, it is usually overgrazed.
Bogs, low woods, savannas, and dry woods.