Sweet Vernal Grass

9cm Pot, Seed Packet, Seeds (per gram), Wildflower Plugs

Anthoxanthum odoratum Gives the characteristic smell of newly mown hay.

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Latin Name: Anthoxanthum odoratum

Common Name(s): Sweet Vernal Grass

Plant Type: Perennial

Habitat: Sun



Flowering Time:

April - July

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Is a short-lived perennial grass that is native to acidic grassland . It is grown as a lawn grass and a house plant, due to its sweet scent, and can also be found on unimproved pastures and meadows. The specific epithet odoratum is Latin for ‘odorous. It is grown by scattering seed on tilled ground in the spring through fall, germinating in 4 to 5 days. It prefers sandy loam and acidic conditions (a low pH). As an agricultural grass it has a low yield, but can grow on land too acidic for other grasses.

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