Anthoxanthum odoratum L.
Common Name: SWEET VERNAL GRASS
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Ad P-Grass

Shores, meadows, borders of forests; roadsides, and other disturbed ground. Introduced from Eurasia and first collected in Bay and Ingham Cos. in 1894.

The glumes are usually at least sparsely hairy. Like Anthoxanthum hirtum, this species is fragrant, but this is a dense clump former, not colonial from long-creeping rhizomes as A. hirtum.

Locations

Alger County
Allegan County
Baraga County
Bay County
Berrien County
Charlevoix County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Delta County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Iosco County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Menominee County
Newaygo County
Oceana County
Ontonagon County
Ottawa County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 17, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2008.