River Oats

Chasmanthium latifolium
a.k.a. Inland Sea Oats

River Oats (Inland Sea Oats) - River Oats

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Height Range: 24 - 36 inches
Seeding Rate: 1 PLS lb/2,200 sq ft (Broadcast) | 10 PLS lbs/acre (Drilled)
Seeds Per Pound: 90000

River Oats are a very useful perennial native bunch grass. They provide ornamental and decorative diversity to native grass and wildflower mixtures. They also provide wildlife habitat. They are also called Inland Sea Oats, but have no salt tolerance like regular Sea Oats. River Oats spread by short rhizomes and seed. There is some shade tolerance and drought tolerance, but they will perform best in moist soils and will tolerate some flooding.

Photo Provided by:

James H. Miller @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Miller, J.H. and K.V.
Miller. 2005. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses.
University of Georgia Press, Athens.