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Danthonia spicata

Wild Oat Grass

Description:

Grass with naked stems and curly leaves. Leaves are clustered at the base of the plant. Has small flowers at the top of stems that appear in spring to early summer. Only able to grow in poor soils.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Poverty Oat Grass, Curly Grass
Plant Family:Poaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Graminoids/Grasses
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Butterflies
Bloom Time:Late May to late June
Fruit Timing:Late May to August
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Moisture:Dry
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry

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