Grass, Northern Sea Oats
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Drooping seed heads hang in clusters from slightly arching stems topping an upright clump of bamboo-like foliage. Green leaves turn copper in fall and the seed heads emerge green but turn purplish-bronze by late summer then dry to a straw color. Clumping grasses like this provide nest sites and winter cover for quail and sparrows. They also provide fall and winter seeds for a number of birds including cardinals, towhees, juncos, sparrows and finches. One of the few native grasses that grows well in shade.
Plant in dry to moist, well-drained soil.
Upright, arching habit.
Light green leaves turn bronze in fall.
Drooping seed heads hang in clusters, starting green in summer before turning purplish and drying in fall.