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Hierochloe odorata, Hierochloe hirta
Hierochloe odorata of Michigan Flora.
Edges of forests, shores, sedge meadows, fens, wet prairies; usually in moist ground, locally abundant.
An attractive spring-flowering grass, with fragrant foliage used by Native Americans in making baskets. Plants form colonies from long-creeping rhizomes, and the long leaves of sterile shoots produced from rhizomes later in the season are used in baskets and other crafts, and when dried retain their vanilla-like fragrance for many years.