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Chasmanthium latifolium
Chasmanthium latifolium
Common Name: Northern Sea Oats
Larval host for: Pepper & salt skipper, Bells roadside skipper and Bronzed roadside skipper Provides nesting sites, protective cover and food for birds Use foliage and flower in fresh or dried arrangements Seeds eaten by small mammals and granivorous birds Seed stalks are decorative in dried arrangements Good winter interest, very hardy Deer resistant

Drooping seed heads hang in clusters from slightly arching stems topping an upright clump of bamboo-like foliage. Green leaves turn copper in fall and the seed heads emerge green but turn purplish bronze by late summer then dry to a straw color. The more water it receives, the more tolerant it will be of intense sun, but it still prefers shade. Clumping grasses like this provide nest sites and winter cover for quail, sparrows and other wildlife. They also provide fall and winter seeds for a number of birds including cardinals, towhees, juncos, sparrows and finches.

Height: 3 Feet
Spread: 1-3 Feet
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-8