Synonyms: Oplismenus hirtellus subsp. setarius
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 0.3 ft Width: spreading many
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Interesting foliage
Recommended Uses: This is a low groundcover that can be effective seasonally in shady locations.
Considerations: Unfortunately, this low growing gras is not visible during winter-spring, so its use is somewhat restricted to areas where this is not an issue.
Propagation: Division, seed.
Availability: Seed, Friends
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: Acidic to neutral
Native Habitats: Moist sites. Shade. Moist hammocks.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Map is based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Other Comments: There is potential name confusion with this species since it was formerly considered to be a subspecies of O. hirtellus (Oplismenus hirtellus subsp. setarius) The Florida Plant Atlas indicates that Oplismenus setarius is common in Florida. O. hirtellus (not the subspecies) has been documented from only one Florida county, and it is a non-native.