... Canna coccinea Canna coccinea Link, Enum. 22 ; Indian-shot, Flora of North America Vol. Next. [family CANNACEAE] Related name. Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Herb/Forb Hawaii Native Status: Introduced. The name canna has originated from the Celtic word “reed” or “canes”. 22 ; Flora . Canna coccinea is a species of the Canna genus, belonging to the family Cannaceae.A native of northern Argentina., it was introduced in England from South America in 1731. Plant Name. Cannas gained momentum in the Victorian times as garden plants and were grown widely in places like France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Alt. Berol. This naturalized ornamental garden plant, starch crop, and seed jewelry plant is native to the tropical Americas. Name. Scientific Name: Canna indica Synonyms: Canna coccinea, C. edulis Common Names: Indian Shot, Edible Canna, Wild Canna, African Arrowroot, Ali'ipoe, Li'ipoe, Poloka Plant Characteristics. 1821, non Miller 1768. bicolor Kraenzl. platanillo, Flora of North America Vol. Identification. 1: 1. Canna indica L. Common Name: INDIAN SHOT: Status: Not Native, OBL (DEP), FACW (NWPL) Specimen: View details of USF Herbarium specimens ** Not applicable or data not available. Canna coccinea Mill. Syntype of Canna coccinea Mill. They aren’t true lilies. Canna coccinea; Common name. Hort. [family CANNACEAE] Previous. var.