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Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn
Uniola paniculata L.
Sea Oats, Seaoats
Poaceae (Grass Family)
USDA Symbol: UNPA
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Flat, oval, scaly, brownish spikelets are crowded into a curving cluster on a tall, smooth stem.
A spectacular grass, often used for erosion control along beaches. A similar but smaller and more delicate species, Wild Oats (U. latifolia), has pendulous spikelets and does not exceed 5 (1.5 m) in height. It is sometimes planted as an ornamental and collected for dried bouquets.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jun , Jul
, VA Native Distribution:
Virginia south to Florida; west to Texas. Native Habitat:
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff