Indian Woodoats (Chasmanthium latifolium)

Uniola palmeri. Vasey.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Indian Woodoats
Chasmanthium latifolium

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Seed – cooked. It can be used as a cereal in making bread, biscuits etc, or can be ground into a flour and used as a mush[177, 257]. A food crop of the Cocopa Indians of Mexico[236].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow early spring in situ and only just cover the seed[1]. Division in spring[200].
Thrives in full sun or dappled shade on rich, moisture-retentive soils sheltered from strong winds[200]. The dried flower heads are sometimes used in flower arranging[274].
South-eastern N. America to northern Mexico.

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