Saccharum giganteum (Walter) Pers.


Synonym: Erianthus giganteus (Walter) P. Beauv.

Natural range: Eastern U.S. to Mesoamerica

Habitat: Low wet sunny sites, ditches, shores, swamps

Florida status: Native, common in our area

Recognition: Large cane having conspicuously pubescent ligule area, and with feathery-fuzzy spikelets, the sessile ones 4.5-6 mm long. Straight awns to 24 mm long (not awned in S. officinarum).

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