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Common Name: Northern Sea Oats      Latin Name: Chasmanthium latifolium      Size: 0 (min) to 3 (max)
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Chasmanthium latifolium
Maximum Height: 3 feet

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Category: Grass
Family: POACEAE
Genus: Chasmanthium
species: latifolium
Origin:
Size: 0 (min) to 3 (max)
Size Description:
Notes:
Plant type: Perennial grass
Height x width: Up to 3 feet tall and 1 to 1.5 feet wide.
Growth habit: Upright and arching.
Foliage: Flat, thin leaf blades with rough margins, 5 to 9 inches long and about 1 inch wide.
Flowers: Drooping long panicles with flat, silvery-green oat-looking spikelets on drooping panicles in the late summer turn a handsome brown and remain on the plant into winter
Culture: Full sun and fertile, well-drained soil preferred, but will tolerate most conditions. Self seeds
Uses: Borders, shade gardens, naturalized areas, water gardens, flower arrangements, dried flowers
Propagation: Division, seed
Notes courtesy of Sue Trusty.
Characteristics:
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Full Sun Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like full sun.
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Plant Images and Specimens
Location: Ault Park 5090 Observatory Circle Cincinnati OH
Specimen: 67
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Chasmanthium latifolium
Location: South planting in circle
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Late Summer 2008
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Chasmanthium latifolium
Location: South planting in circle
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Late Summer 2008
Chasmanthium latifolium Chasmanthium_latifolium_oats.JPG
Chasmanthium latifolium
Location: South planting in circle
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Late Summer 2008
Chasmanthium latifolium Chasmanthium_latifolium_oats_2.JPG
Chasmanthium latifolium
Location: South planting in circle
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Late Summer 2008
Location: My Plant Collection
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 41.881168340000000 Longitude: -87.621995970000000] Specimen: 4006
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