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Indian shot


Indian shot (Canna indica (Indian shot plant))

This is a small version of the popular Canna and is considered a weed because it is invasive. Popular legend has it that pirates and Indians used the seed in blunderbuss type guns and tests have shown it possible, hence Indian Shot.



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beautiful! Welcome to Goy...

3 May, 2010

 

I like the legend about this Canna,Wylie,its a lovely plant...

3 May, 2010

 

I'd quite like to experiment, to see if there is truth in this legend, lol!

4 May, 2010

 

Anyone in particular, you want to take a pot shot at,David? Lol.

4 May, 2010

 

I found where it was actually tried at:
http://waynesword.palomar.edu/pljune98.htm

4 May, 2010

 

This is so pretty...It may be invasive but I wouldn't mind it invading my garden lol

24 Jun, 2010

 

Thats a new one to me. Sort of 'lucifer' like.

11 Nov, 2014

 

I haven't seen any of the other types around here, and because it is so invasive, I am not going to import them. I imagine they would do very well and it would be a full time job pulling up the seedlings.

11 Nov, 2014



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