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Anthoxanthum odoratum (sweet vernalgrass)

Anthoxanthum odoratum
Anthoxanthum odoratum
Photo courtesy Joseph DiTomaso

Anthoxanthum odoratum(sweet vernalgrass) is a perennial grass (family Poaceae) that grows in hay fields, roadsides and along ditches. Sweet vernalgrass is locally common in coastal grasslands in northern California, particularly along the coast.

Cal-IPC Inventory rating: Moderate

Cal-IPC Resources on Anthoxanthum odoratum

Cal-IPC News Articles

  • Young, S. L. (2002). Exploring alternative methods for vegetation control and maintenance along roadsides. CalEPPC News. 10: 5-7.

Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings

  • None for this species.

Other Resources on Anthoxanthum odoratum