Sweet Grass

Sweet Grass blooms very early in the season.

Botanical Name: Hierochloe odorata

Height: about 50 cm

Season of bloom: May.

Growing Conditions: Prefers moist soil and sun. A creeping grass which can form dense patches.

Wildlife benefits:

From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources:

Remarks: Fast spreading, cool season grass. This is the grass used in basketmaking and smudging. The blades are usually harvested in summer. Fragrance is more intense when plant is dried.

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