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Chasmanthium latifolium

River oats

Chasmanthium latifolium is a grass native throughout the southeast. It naturally occurs close to water but not in wet soil, and in full sun or shade. It grows vigorously when cultivated and separates well, making it a good plant for restoration projects. It has cascading oat-like seed heads that make it an attractive plant for a garden or green roof. Chasmanthium latifolium is an important host to several native butterflies, and birds and small mammals eat the seeds. It is fairly deer resistant.

Species name - Container sizeCommon nameStockPriceQuantity PricingAdd to request
Chasmanthium latifolium - 4 inch

River oats

180 in stock

$9.3236+ $4.66ea
Chasmanthium latifolium - Plug

River oats

1195 in stock

$2.4272+ $1.21ea

Plant type

  • Grass / Grasslike

Mature Height

  • Up to 3'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (FACU) Facultative upland


  • Bird Supportive
  • Fast Growing / Vigorous
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Butterfly and Pollinator Supportive

Planting Zone

  • Temporarily Inundated / Shallow Land
  • Riparian Zone
  • Upland
  • Slope
  • Riparian Buffer
  • Buffer

Classification by Use

  • Constructed Wetland
  • Erosion Control
  • Green Roof
  • Rain Garden
  • Showy Native
  • Stream Restoration
  • Wetland Mitigation