Northern Sweet Grass - Anthoxanthum hirtum
Hierochloe odorata [misapplied], Hierochloe hirta
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
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).
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- 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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- Culver, D.R. 1994. Floristic analysis of the Centennial Region, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman. 199 pp.