Native to the southeastern U.S., this perennial ornamental grass (a monocot) is a
member of the Poaceae family and is among the few that will tolerate some shade.
The fruits are flattened and attached to the seed head with flexible stalk.
Indian wood-oats is most attractive in the late summer and autumn garden, when the
seed heads dance in the slightest breeze. It can be found in the National Herb Garden
and in the Fern Valley Native Plant Collections.
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