Chasmanthium sessiliflorum

Photo by Shirley Denton, Suncoast Chapter. Photograph belongs to the photographer who allows use for FNPS purposes only. Please contact the photographer for all other uses.

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Longleaf Woodoats

Poaceae (Gramineae)

Also known as Uniola sessiliflora

Plant Specifics

Size:Approximately 3 ft tall in clumps about 3 ft across.
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Green
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Winter dormant. Blooms June-July.
Habitats:Moist sites.


Recommended Uses:Border plant.  Also used for restoration.
Light: Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely 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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Clay, Loam, Sand



Birds and other wildlife consume seed.