Etymology: Chasmanthium: Greek chasme, "gaping" and anthe, "flower"
Plants: perennial, 3'-4' tall grass
Flowers: blooms Aug.-Oct.
Habitat: full sun, shade; dry to moderate moisture; in loamy soil
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Wetland Indicator = FACW USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key.