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A.k.a. wild oats, inland oats, and river oats. A lovely grass for shady areas, it’s distinctive seed heads are easily spotted and last into the winter. Hosts the caterpillars of northern pearly eye butterflies, and multiple species of skipper!


Light: Part Sun/Shade, Shade

Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic

Soil Type: Loamy, Rocky

Height: 2'-3'

Leaf Texture: Medium

Bloom Time: Jul-Aug

Root Type: Rhizome

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers are wind pollinated, so do not attract insects. Hosts the norther pearly eye butterfly, and several species of roadside skipper.

Northern Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium)
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