Herb: Sea Oats
Latin name: Uniola paniculata
Family: Gramineae (Grass Family)
Edible parts of Sea Oats:Seed - cooked and eaten as a cereal. Said to have a very good flavour.
Description of the plant:
(8 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Sandhills and drifting sands on the coast. Also found on salt flats.
Other uses of Sea Oats:The spreading root system of this plant make it useful for stabilizing drifting coastal sand dunes.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow early spring in situ and only just cover the seed. Division in spring.
Cultivation of Sea Oats:Sandhills and drifting sands on the coast. Also found on salt flats.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Uniola paniculata:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.