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Anthoxanthum nitens (Hierochloe odorata)

Sweet Grass, Holy Grass, Vanilla Grass

Main interest:
medicinal and aromatic, traditionnaly used by First Nations.
Exposure:
full sun to part shade, moist to damp soils.
Growth type:
running
Flower colour:
purplish-brown and white, June to July
Foliage:
green
USDA Hardiness:
Zone 3: -40 ° C (-40 ° F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 1.5 ft (0.45 m) width: 1.5 ft (0.45 m)
Use:
specimen, perennials bed

Sweet Grass (Anthoxanthum nitens) also called Vanilla Grass is found in brackish and salt marshes, swamps and river shores. This plant is used by many Indigenous peoples for traditional medicine and ceremonial purposes. The stems can usually be harvested twice a year.

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$12.99 - $33.99

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Ships ON, QC, NB, NS, PE
Main interest:
medicinal and aromatic, traditionnaly used by First Nations.
Exposure:
full sun to part shade, moist to damp soils.
Growth type:
running
Flower colour:
purplish-brown and white, June to July
Foliage:
green
USDA Hardiness:
Zone 3: -40 ° C (-40 ° F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 1.5 ft (0.45 m) width: 1.5 ft (0.45 m)
Use:
specimen, perennials bed

Synonym(s): Hierochloe odorata