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View USF Tampa Plant Record: Cordyline fruticosa

Scientific Name Cordyline fruticosa
Common Name Red Sister Ti Plant
Family Laxmanniaceae
Info Leaves from Cordyline fruiticosa have been used to make Hula skirts in Hawaii. Its edible roots can be boiled, which taste like molasses, and made into a beer. The leaves can be used to wrap food and make clothing.
Date Found 4/23/2014
Native Not native to Florida (native to Southeast Asia, Australia, and some Pacific Islands)
Links Cordyline fruiticosa at Missouri Botanical Gardens
Cordyline fruiticosa at Eat the Weeds
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