Taxon  Report   4194    
Hierochloe odorata  (L.) P. Beauv.  
(no longer an active name; please see Anthoxanthum nitens ssp. nitens)
Vanilla grass
Hierochloe odorata, a monocot, is a perennial grass (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond, (questionable).

Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Hierochloe
Habitat: meadows

Communities: Meadows and seeps, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN + CNPS accepted name:
Anthoxanthum nitens ssp. nitens

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Hierochloe fragrans
PLANTS: Hierochloe nashii
PLANTS: Hierochloe odorata var. fragrans
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NOTE: Hierochloe odorata is no longer an active name.
More information about  Hierochloe odorata
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Feb 15, 2019).