- Phonetic Spelling
- an-tho-ZAN-thum oh-dor-AY-tum
- This plant is an invasive species in North Carolina
Anthoxanthum odoratum is a cool season grass and an evergreen. It may self-seed. After some time of establishing itself, Anthoxanthum odoratum becomes drought tolerant.
Soil: Average soil
- Life Cycle:
- Country Or Region Of Origin:
- Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
- drought tolerant
- Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
- Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
Whole Plant Traits:
- Plant Type:
- Ornamental Grass
- Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
- Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
- Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
- 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
- Flower Color:
- Flower Inflorescence:
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- Flower Description:
- The flower inflorescence is composed of slender spikes in spring; dry to golden brown
- Leaf Feel:
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- Hairs Present:
- Leaf Description:
- Crushed leaves have a cut clover smell and dried leaves hold fragrance well. This plant has dense tufts of spiky-looking but soft leaves.
- Stem Is Aromatic:
- Design Feature:
- Resistance To Challenges:
- Invasive Species