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

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4
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 et al. 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 et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 14

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

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.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Culver, D.R. 1994. Floristic analysis of the Centennial Region, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman. 199 pp.
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