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Common Name: Indian Woodoats
Chasmanthium latifolium is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
South-eastern N. America to northern Mexico.
Moist fertile woodlands[
]. Along stream and river banks and in rich deciduous woods[
Thrives in full sun or dappled shade on rich, moisture-retentive soils sheltered from strong winds[
The dried flower heads are sometimes used in flower arranging[
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[
]. A food crop of the Cocopa Indians of Mexico[
Seed - sow early spring in situ and only just cover the seed[
Division in spring[