Northern Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium)
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
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.