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Anthoxanthum odoratum

Common Name(s):
Sweet vernal grass
Category:
Ornamental Grass
Comment:

Cool season grass; evergreen; crushed leaves have a cut clover smell; dried leaves hold fragrance well; may self-seed

Light:
Sun to light shade
Height:
12-24 in.
Zones:
5-9
Form:
Dense tufts of spiky-looking but soft leaves
Soil:
Average soil
Inflorescence:
Slender spikes in spring; dry to golden brown

NCCES plant id: 580

Anthoxanthum odoratum Anthoxanthum odoratum
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 4.0
Anthoxanthum odoratum Anthoxanthum odoratum
Harry Rose, CC BY - 4.0
Anthoxanthum odoratum Anthoxanthum odoratum node
Harry Rose, CC BY - 4.0
Anthoxanthum odoratum Anthoxanthum odoratum ligule
Harry Rose, CC BY - 4.0
Anthoxanthum odoratum Anthoxanthum odoratum spikelet
Harry Rose, CC BY - 4.0