Uniola paniculata L.
Sea Oats, Seaoats
Poaceae (Grass Family)
USDA Symbol: UNPA
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AL , DE , FL , GA , LA , MD , MS , NC , SC , TX , VA
Native Distribution: Virginia south to Florida; west to Texas.
Native Habitat: Coastal sands.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
National Wetland Indicator Status
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Uniola paniculata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Uniola paniculata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Uniola paniculata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff