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Chasmanthium latifolium / River-Oats (Grass Family)

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Don’t let the name deceive you, this grass can tolerate average soil moisture as well as regular flooding. Shade-tolerant and showy, River-Oats is a beautiful grass best suited for naturalizing and erosion control, but not for the small garden. Watch as it emerges in spring and you will see a flush of colors from indigo, to blue, to green, and even some deep orange. Bright green seed heads will develop on drooping stems that turn into a golden yellow in the fall–leave seed heads up for interest all winter for you and the birds.
Blooms: Green, 4-6 weeks, July-Sep
Leaves: Soft green, stiff leaves turn shades of orange, purple, and brown in the fall
Height: 2-5’
Space: 1-2’
Soil: Dry-wet
Exposure: Full sun to light shade
Fauna: Larval host to several butterflies and skippers, ground cover and food for birds and small animals
Seeds: Flat, oat-like seed heads on drooping stalks
Deer Resistance: High
Zone: 5-9
Native Status: NC native, common across the state
Provenance: North Carolina ecotype, seed grown