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Arundinaria tecta (Switch cane)
Cressler, Alan

Arundinaria tecta

Arundinaria tecta (Walter) Muhl.

Switch Cane

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Arundinaria gigantea ssp. tecta

USDA Symbol: ARTE4

USDA Native Status: L48 (I,N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: To about 8 feet in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Notes: Flowering is sporadic and rare.


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MD , MS , NC , SC , VA

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2016-07-08
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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