Herb: Indian Woodoats
Latin name: Chasmanthium latifolium
Synonyms: Uniola latifolia, Uniola palmeri
Family: Gramineae (Grass Family)
Edible parts of Indian Woodoats: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.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Moist fertile woodlands.
Propagation of Indian Woodoats:Seed - sow early spring in situ and only just cover the seed. Division in spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Moist fertile woodlands.
Medicinal use of Indian Woodoats:None known
Known hazards of Chasmanthium latifolium:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.