Chasmanthium latifolium (Michx.) Yates

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Chasmanthium latifolium (Michx.) H.O.Yates

  • Description

    Species Description - Loosely colonial from short, stout rhizomes, 10–15 dm; sheaths glabrous; lf-blades 1–2 dm × 1–2 cm; infl open, nodding or drooping; spikelets green, nodding on slender pedicels, ovate or lance-ovate, 6–17-fld, (15–) 20–40 mm; glumes and the 1–2 sterile lemmas lance-linear, subequal, two-thirds as long as the lance-ovate fertile lemmas, these 11–15-veined, with pilose callus; palea much shorter than the lemma; grain 3–5 × 2–2.5 mm, mostly enclosed between the lemma and palea; 2n=48. Moist woods and streambanks; N.J. to Ga. and nw. Fla., w. to s. O., Ind., Ill., Kans., and Tex. (Uniola l.)

  • Common Names

    wild oats