Hedychium flavescens

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Yellow ginger
Hedychium flavescens by Wilder.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Hedychium
Species: H. flavescens
Binomial name
Hedychium flavescens
Carey ex Roscoe
Synonyms[1]
  • Hedychium coronarium var. flavescens (Carey ex Roscoe) Baker in J.D.Hooker
  • Hedychium subditum Turrill
  • Hedychium coronarium var. subditum (Turrill) Naik
  • Hedychium emeiense Z.Y.Zhu
  • Hedychium panzhuum Z.Y.Zhu

Hedychium flavescens is a perennial flowering plant from the Zingiberaceae (the ginger family). It is native to the Himalayas, Sichuan, and northern Vietnam, and naturalized in various other lands (South Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius, India, Sri Lanka, French Polynesia, Hawaii, etc.).[1][2]

Commonly known as cream garland-lily[3] or yellow ginger, it grows up to 2.5 meters high. It is extremely shade tolerant, and thrives in a wide range of soils. Since it has the ability to regrow from even a small fragment of the rhizome, which survive crushing, immersion in sea water, and even years outside of soil, elimination can be a problem. It is treated as an invasive weed in New Zealand, because of its ability to displace other species.

Hedychium flavescens, pale yellow, growing among Hedychium coronarium.

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