Ctenium aromaticum

toothache grass

Poaceae (Gramineae)

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Plant Specifics

Form: grass
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 3-5 ft    Width: 3-5 ft
Flower Color: flower color      green
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy fruits

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Restoration of savannas. Curiosity in the wildflower garden.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic to neutral

Ecology

Wildlife:
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Small birds consume seed. Larval host for arogos skipper (Atrytone arogos).
Native Habitats: Cutthroat seeps, wet flatwoods, savannas.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B