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Arundinaria appalachiana

Arundinaria appalachiana Triplett, Weakley, & L.G. Clark

Hill Cane, Hill Bamboo

Poaceae (Grass Family)


USDA Symbol: ARAP4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub , Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Spikelets reddish purple. Rarely flowers. Flowering time is intermittent, possibly throughout growing season, and not well understood.


USA: AL , GA , NC , SC , TN

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Arundinaria appalachiana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Arundinaria appalachiana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Arundinaria appalachiana


Record Modified: 2022-10-04
Research By: CBR

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