Photographs belong to the photographers who allow use for FNPS purposes only. Please contact the photographer for all other uses.
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
|(Stays Wet ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Stays Wet ----- 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).
|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.|