Chasmanthium latifolium (Northern sea oats)


Type: Grass

Area: Prairie

Height:  3′

Sun: Full sun, Partial sun, Shade

Moisture: Dry, Medium

Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand

Photo Credit: Prairie Moon Nursery

32 in stock

SKU: 586-1 Category:


Description from Prairie Moon Nursery: Also called Uniola latifolia or Northern Sea Oats, River Oats is a very ornamental grass that is easily identifiable from its drooping inflorescences and compressed spikelets. It is commonly used as a low-maintenance shade grass or used to prevent soil erosion. It readily self-seeds and can become a dense mat in a short amount of time. If River Oats become too aggressive, they are easily transplanted or removed. River Oats thrive in moist sand, loam, and clay.

The pale green spikelets turn golden-brown by fall. The seed stalks are beautiful all year long and are commonly used in native flower arrangements or dried arrangements. The seeds are often consumed by birds and small mammals. River Oats is one of the host plants of the Pepper and Salt Skipper.

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