Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Broadleaf Uniola (Chasmanthium latifolium)
- Family: Grass (Poaceae)
- Flowering: June-October.
- Field Marks: The large, flat spikelets bearing 6-20 flowers and the leaves at least 1/3 inch broad characterize this plant.
- Habitat: Along streams, in moist woods.
- Habit: Perennial grass with short rhizomes.
- Stems: Upright, unbranched, smooth, up to 4 feet tall.
- Leaves: Elongated, up to 1 inch broad, usually ciliate at the base, somewhat roughened along the edges.
- Flowers: Borne in flat spikelets, with several spikelets pendulous in a raceme; each spikelet with 3 or more floweres and up to 1 1/4 inches long.
- Sepals: 0.
- Petals: 0.
- Stamens: 1.
- Pistils: Ovary superior.
- Grains: Dark red, ellipsoid, up to 1/4 inch long.
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