Calflora
Taxon  Report   4194    
Hierochloe odorata  (L.) P. Beauv.

(not an active name)

Vanilla grass
Hierochloe odorata, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
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Bloom Period
Family: Poaceae  
Genus: Hierochloe

Habitat: meadows

Communities: wetland-riparian, Meadows and seeps

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSHierochloe fragrans
PLANTSHierochloe nashii
PLANTSHierochloe odorata var. fragrans
PLANTSHolcus odoratus
PLANTSSavastana nashii
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More information about  Hierochloe odorata

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 09/23/2021).