Calflora
Taxon  Report   11332    
Anthoxanthum occidentale  (Buckley) Veldkamp
Califonria sweet grass,  Vanilla grass
Anthoxanthum occidentale, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Anthoxanthum
Communities: Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS other name:
Hierochloe occidentalis

Alternate Names:
JEF: Hierochloe occidentalis
More information about  Anthoxanthum occidentale
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (HIOC)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Landscape information from Calscape

Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images

Consortium of California Herbaria

Vanilla Grass:  Andrea Williams: Change is Hard

Anthoxanthum:  from the Greek anthos for "flower," and xanthos, "yellow," alluding to the color of the ripened spikelets (contributed by Cynthia Powell)


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 22, 2019).