Indian Woodoats

Indian Woodoats Plant Information


Indian Woodoats grows in the following 29 states:

Arizona, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia

Chasmanthium latifolium, known as Woodoats, Inland sea oats, Northern sea oats, and River oats is a grass native to the central and eastern United States, Manitoba, and northeastern Mexico; it grows as far north as Pennsylvania and Michigan, where it is a threatened species. The species was previously classified as Uniola latifolia (Andr Michaux).

Chasmanthium latifolium is a warm season, rhizomatous perennial grass with stems about 1 m [3 feet] tall. The plant typically grows in wooded areas and riparian zones.
It is used in landscaping in North America, where it is noted as a relatively rare native grass that thrives in partial shade; the plant is recommended for USDA hardiness zones 3-9 in acidic sands, loams, and clays.

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