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Chasmanthium latifolium

Inland Sea Oats, Wood Oats
Grasses
Classification Scientific Name: Chasmanthium latifolium
  Common Name: Inland Sea Oats

Wood Oats
  Family: Poaceae
  Location Index: HG16 / SC06
  Suggested Use: ornamental grasses
     
Plant Plant Type: perennial
  Plant Form: upright
  Height: 2 - 4 feet
  Spread: spreading
  Bloom Period: summer

fall
  Flower Color: dark green
  Flower: flowers in drooping 5-10 inch long panicles
  Foliage Texture: medium
  Foliage: flat, thin, glabrous leaves with rough margins

winter foliage is an attractive bronze
  Growth Rate: moderate
     
Environment USDA Zone: zones 5 - 9
  Native Range: Midwest, Northeastern, and Southern US

Northeastern Mexico
  Sun Requirement: partial shade
  Water Requirement: low
  Soil: adaptable
  Heat Tolerance: high
     
Care Maintenance: mow near to ground if plant looks rough in autumn
  Liabilities: self-sows, but easy to remove
  Tolerances: shade
  Propagation: division
     
More Additional Notes: valued for use in dried arrangements

erosion control plant for slopes
Chasmanthium latifolium

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