Northern Sea Oats
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Northern Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) are very useful in a natural landscape, as they can be a larval host for butterflies, as well as a food source for birds and small mammals. 

Up to 5 feet tall
Flowers, Fruit, Foliage
Drooping, spiked, white flowers bloom in summer months. Clusters of flat, red-brown seed pods emerge in mid-autumn and add winter interest to a landscape. Vivid green leaves grow to be up to 9 inches long and shift to a copper-brown color in autumn months.
Pests & Diseases
None serious
Landscape Use
Great for accents, borders, rain gardens, and natural areas
Care Practices
Plant in moist, well-drained soil in any sun-shade combo. This ornamental grass is moderately drought resistant and can tolerate a variety of soil and pH types, wet conditions, and mild winter conditions. This is a self-seeding plant that spreads very easily. Prune to the ground in early spring.
Native Range
Central and eastern North America