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Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn
Uniola paniculata L.
Sea Oats, Seaoats
USDA Symbol: unpa
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
AL , DE , FL , GA , LA , MD , MS , NC , SC , TX , VA Native Distribution:
Virginia south to Florida; west to Texas. Native Habitat:
Coastal sands. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff