|Photo from USDA NRCS Plants Database.|
|Division:||Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants|
|Class:||Liliopsida - Moncots|
| Chasmanthium laxum|
|Natural range of Chasmanthium laxum from USDA NRCS Plants Database.|
Synonyms: Uniola laxa (Linnaeus) Britton, Sterns, & Poggenburg; Chasmanthium laxum var. laxum
C. laxum is a perennial graminoid of the Poaceae family native to North America. 
C. laxum can be found along the southeastern coast from Texas to New York. 
C. laxum can be found in savanna-pocosin ecotones, sandhill-pocosin ecotones, moist hardwood swamps, bottomland hardwood forests, mesic hammocks, and other moist habitats. It also occurs in upland closed-canopy forests where fire is excluded, including slope forest and upland hardwood (beech-magnolia) forest.
C. laxum is not fire resistant and has no fire tolerance. 
Use by animals
C. laxum is highly palatable to browsing and grazing animals. 
Conservation and Management
C. laxum is listed as an endangered species by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Land and Forests, and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. 
Cultivation and restoration
References and notes
- USDA Plant Database https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=CHLA6
- Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
- Florida Natural Areas Inventory 2010. Guide to the natural communities of Florida: 2010 edition. Florida Natural Areas Inventory, Tallahassee, Florida, 228 pg.
- Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ Accessed: 18 MAY 2018
- Iglay, R. B., et al. (2010). "Effect of plant community composition on plant response to fire and herbicide treatments." Forest Ecology and Management 260: 543-548.