Northeast Pollinator Plants
Danthonia spicata (Poverty Oat Grass)
We ship only to the New England and New York states. If you live near Fairfax, VT, consider buying at our farm, River Berry Farm.
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Plants are delivered in a biodegradable wood fiber pot, 2.75" diameter by 3.5" deep.
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Common Name: Poverty Oat Gras
Attracts: Butterflies, Larval Host, Birds
Use: Garden, Naturalizing, Shade Gardens
Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8 USDA Zone Map
Soils: Dry to Moist
Flower Time: June-July
Flower Color: Light Brown
Height: 1' - 1.5'
Notes: Danthonia spicata, Poverty Oat Grass is a nice low growing, shade tolerant bunch grass with curling aging leaves, often a pioneer plant after wildfires, that offers bird seed and it hosts butterfly larvae. Is nice in light shade gardens.
Native to pretty much all of the US: Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).