Anthoxanthum odoratum
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Anthoxanthum odoratum

sweet vernalgrass

  family poaceae 
  genus anthoxanthum 

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Genus  Anthoxanthum Species  odoratum Variety  Cultivar  Common names  sweet vernalgrass Family  POACEAE Specimen number  S13987 Data source  Allergy p125;Frgnt p369
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Grass Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The leaves of Anthoxanthum odoratum have a mildly new mown hay-like aroma.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen  Strong Hay fever season  Apr 01 - Jul 31 Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Keep away from this species if you are susceptible to hay fever. Hay fever season usually extends from April to July.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  sweet mown hay scent when cut, especially when damp Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  New-mown hay Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Anthoxanthum odoratum occurs throughout US and CA. Sweet vernal grass may have originated from Europe.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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