- Common Name(s):
- Native Plants, Ornamental Grass
Switchcane is a bamboo that may grow 15 to 25 feet (usually 4 to 8 feet). The leaves are alternate with an extremely toothed margin and hairy top side. Flowers are inconspicuous and rare.
Reigions: Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Seasons of Interest:
Bloom: Spring; Fruit/Seed/Nut: Summer
Wildlife Value: High deer resistance. Provides excellent cover year round. Host plant for Southern Pearly-Eye, Creole Pearly-Eye, and various skipper species of butterfly. Seeds are eaten by songbirds and small mammals.
NCCES plant id: 3176