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Anthoxanthum odoratum
Anthoxanthum odoratum
Hierochloe odorata kz
Hierochloe odorata

Anthoxanthum, the vernal grasses, is a large genus of true grass with a wide distribution. A. odoratum is a common species of acidic grassland and bogs in northern Europe.

The genus Hierochloe is included in Anthoxanthum by some. Hierochloe is a genus or subgenus known generally as sweetgrass. These are perennial rhizomatous grasses found in temperate regions in the Northern Hemisphere. These erect green grasses are known for their sweet scent. They bear panicle inflorescences with rounded grass grain fruits.

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