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Chasmanthium laxum

Chasmanthium laxum (L.) Yates

Slender Woodoats, Slender Chasmanthium

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Uniola laxa

USDA Symbol: CHLA6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Class: 1-3 ft. , 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable


USA: AL , AR , DC , DE , FL , GA , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA

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.

Research Literature

Reslit 274 - Balansia pilulaeformis, an Epiphytic Species (1993) K. Clay and I. C. Frentz

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Chasmanthium laxum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Chasmanthium laxum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Chasmanthium laxum


Record Modified: 2011-06-01
Research By: DEW

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