Taxon  Report   4193    
Hierochloe occidentalis  Buckley  
(no longer an active name)
California sweetgrass,  California vanilla grass, Western sweetgrass
Hierochloe occidentalis, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Hierochloe
Communities: Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

JEF other name:
Anthoxanthum occidentale

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Anthoxanthum occidentale
PLANTS: Hierochloe macrophylla
NOTE: Hierochloe occidentalis is no longer an active name.
More information about  Hierochloe occidentalis
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: May 31, 2020).