Upright clumps of bamboo-like foliage. Green leaves turn copper in fall and brown in winter. Attractive flat flower spikes hang down from stems. Prefers light shade and damp soil. Can self-sow prolifically. Also known as wood oats and river oats. Caterpillars of Northern Pearly Eye butterfly, two skippers and a moth feed on it.
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Northern Sea Oats; River Oats
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