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Indian Woodoats, Spikegrass
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy fruits|
|Recommended Uses:||Groundcover or border plant in shady areas.|
|Considerations:||It reseeds easily and can expand aggressively.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed|
|Light:||Part Shade, Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Loam, Sand|
|Soil pH:||Neutral to slightly acidic|
Birds and other wildlife consume seed.
Larval host for pepper and salt skipper (Amblyscirtes hegon), common roadside skipper (Amblyscirtes vialis), and Bell's roadside skipper (Amblyscirtes belli). Possible host for Carolina satyr (Hermeuptychia sosybius).
|Native Habitats:||Dry-moist sites. Bluffs, floodplains, wet hammocks.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|Ethnobotany:||Seed stalks are attractive in flower arrangements.|