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down in the cane break

Along the river bottoms and moister areas up hill you’ll find River Cane the only bamboo native to the Eastern United States. It was a very important plant to Native American populations used to build houses, weapons and as food for themselves and wildlife. After the arrival of Europeans it became progressively less important as development and newer technologies took over. Now it is found in isolated patches or cane breaks. I found this small break growing along the Oconee River.

River Cane... Arundinaria 11x15, mixed media (watercolor and charcoal)

River Cane… Arundinaria
11×15, mixed media (watercolor and charcoal)
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