Coleataenia longiflora

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Ciliate Redtop Panicum

Poaceae (Gramineae)

Plant Specifics

Size:3-4(5) ft tall, spreads locally by rhisomes.
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Green
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Winter dormant. Flowers and fruits July-October.
Habitats:Wetland edges and low adjacent uplands.


Recommended Uses:Restoration proects and casual moist-site plantings.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
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:Organic material (muck), Sand



Provides cover for  invertebrates.

Seeds eaten by some birds and small animals.