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Chasmanthium latifolium (Michaux) Yates. River Oats, Fish-on-a-Stringer. Phen: Jun-Oct. Hab: Riverbanks, streambanks, bottomland forests, seepages and glades over mafic or calcareous rock, usually in nutrient-rich soils, also now cultivated widely as a native plant ornamental, but can be quite aggressive. Dist: NJ, OH, IL, and KS south to ne. and Panhandle FL and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, ETx1, FlGr, FNA25, GW1, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NcTx, Pa, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, Yates (1966a), Yates (1966c); = Uniola latifolia Michx. – G, HC, RAB, S, S13, Tat, WV

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FACU
  • Midwest: FACW
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily: 5

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
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