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Sweet Vernalgrass - Anthoxanthum odoratum
Other Names:  Holy Grass, Vanilla Grass, Buffalo Grass

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA
C-value: 1


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General Description
Perennial bunchgrass. Stems 30–60 cm. Leaves: blades 3–7 mm wide. Inflorescence a contracted panicle 2–9 cm long, about 10 mm in diameter. Spikelets 8–10 mm long. Lemmas the first two awned, hairy, and concealing the third or uppermost glabrous and unawned lemma. Roadside and similarly disturbed sites (Lavin in Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Introduced throughout North America excepting many of the central states and provinces (Lavin in Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 3

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References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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