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Another American native – Canna flaccida
Also loving moist soils in the garden is our native Canna flaccida...yes, there are native canna lilies. Most folks grow Canna flaccida for the bright yellow flowers, but the seed pods that top the plant now are simply exquisite. When the pods dry, they can be shaken to produce a distinct rattling sound...great entertainment for young kids. Here's a cool photo that Anita just captured.