Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Northern Sea Oats

Latin Name: Chasmanthium latiofolium

Flower Description:

Flowering occurs in mid to late summer (July to August). The tiny, green flowers are in flat spikelet held on a thin, arching stalk. The flowers are wind pollinated.

FamilyGrasses
Season Bloommid to late summer (July to August)
HabitatMoist, well-drained soil, partial shade but will tolerate full sun if soil moisture is adequate.
Cycle
Height3-4'
Leaf DescriptionMany grasses have long leaves that originate at the base of the plant and are very upright. Northern sea-oats have shorter leaves that diverge from stems at various angles, giving the plant more of a bamboo-like appearance. Leaves turn golden in fall.
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