- Caterpillars (foliage)
- Songbirds (seeds)
- River oats is what’s called a bunch grass which means it forms clumps instead of a solid mat like the turf grass in your yard.
- The foliage is blue-green in early spring and golden brown in fall and winter.
- Ripe seed heads are tan to golden brown, hang on into winter, and provide visual interest.
- Works well in containers if kept well-watered.
- Seed heads can be used in dried flower arrangements.
- Self-seeds readily and can become aggressive in preferred conditions.
- Deer resistant