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I wondered what this grass was called and from what i found it is "Sea oats". It's very isolated on our property and only found in areas where the trees are not big enough to shade it out. From what i gather its deer resistant but great cover for wildlife and i'm pretty sure its a native oriental. My question is i was thinking about Collecting seeds and spreading it to other low tree growing areas for more cover as it gets about 2 - 3 ft tall and stands all winter. Looking for opinions on if this is a bad thing to spread or not? Thanks
 

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No pictures of it off the property, but i will get some today when if i get back out to hunt. But this is what the seed heads look like.
 

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That appears to be river oats. They tend to grow in creekbottoms. It is good forage for many species of birds.
 

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I have it growing in upland shade. Shallow, almost rocky soil. Go figger. We spread the seed every fall.
It's native, never invasive (that I can find), and interesting stuff. I dunno what eats it, but obviously something is spreading it, other than wind.

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There are some native specialists here... maybe they'll jump in?
 

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I'd get a 100% ID on it before I did any spreading.
 

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Sea oats is another name for river oats. It is a great seed for wildlife and great cover. The seed itself is very expensive, $115/lbs or $6/oz.

but a mentioned before get a positive ID or post some pics of it. I have it on my farm and love it. Spreads easily and can be easily controled.
 
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