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Northern Sweet Grass - Anthoxanthum hirtum
Other Names:  Hierochloe odorata [misapplied], Hierochloe hirta


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 8

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General Description
Bunchgrass with creeping rhizomes. Stems 1–few bunched, 30–100 cm. Leaves: blades 2–6 mm wide. Inflorescence a pyramidal panicle 4–12 cm long. Spikelets 3–6 mm long. Lemmas the first two larger and more hairy that the glabrous uppermost floret (which is concealed by the lower two), unawned or with an awn up to 0.5 mm long (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout the U.S., including AK, but not in the southeast (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 4

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Habitat
Wet meadows from low to high elevations especially in western MT (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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