Anthoxanthum hirtum (Schrank) Y. Schouten & Veldkamp
Common Name: SWEET GRASS
Synonym: Hierochloe odorata, Hierochloe hirta
Coefficient of Conservatism: 9
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt P-Grass

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.


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MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. June 25, 2022.