Chasmanthium latifolium

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Chasmanthium latifolium
Chasmanthium latifolium Boyle Park.jpg
Chasmanthium latifolium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Centothecoideae
Genus: Chasmanthium
Species: C. latifolium
Binomial name
Chasmanthium latifolium
(Michx.) Yates

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,[1] where it is a threatened species.[2] The species was previously classified as Uniola latifolia (André Michaux).

Description[edit]

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.[3]

Gardens[edit]

Chasmanthium latifolium, Northern sea oats

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.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ "Chasmanthium latifolium (Indian Woodoats)". Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  3. ^ "PLANTS Profile for Chasmanthium latifolium (Indian woodoats)". PLANTS database. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  4. ^ "Northern Sea Oats - Ornamental Grasses - University of Illinois Extension". University of Illinois. 
  5. ^ "NPIN: Chasmanthium latifolium (inland sea oats)". Native Plant Information Network. University of Texas. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 

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