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Seaside Oats Grass


Seaside Oats (Uniola paniculata) is a southern beach grass, growing in drifting sands from Chesapeake Bay southward, and taking the place of the Marram Grass of more northern coasts.

Like the Broad-leaved Spike-grass the panicles of Seaside Oats are large and ornamental, but the pale spikelets are more numerous and are borne on much shorter pedicels than are those of the inland species.

The stems are stout and erect, with long, narrow, slender-pointed leaves which become tightly rolled as the grass ripens.

This species blooms in late fall and often retains the showy blossoming heads through the winter months.