Common Name: Longleaf Wood Oats

  • Habit: Perennial Grass
  • Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Shade (< 2 hrs. direct sun)
  • Water Needs: Average, Moist
  • Height: 2-5′
  • Flower: Green, Yelow, Jul. – Sept.
  • Fruit: Small brown nutlets borne in clusters on the upright flower stalk, Oct – Jan.
  • Fall Color: No
  • Natural Habitat: Bottomland Deciduous Forest, Upland Deciduous Forest, Woodland Edge, Dry Uplands, Mesic Forests

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Related to River Oats, Chasmanthium sessiliflorum or Longleaf Wood Oats is an upland, perennial grass found in forest openings throughout the Southeast. It is spread by both seeds and rhizomes, often forming scattered patches of grass with delicate culms. The leaves are persistent and can continue to grow through the winter season. Chasmanthium species provide good seed forage for birds and other wildlife.

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