Anthoxanthum odoratum

Anthoxanthum odoratum_ sweet vernalgrass_ JM Di Tomaso
Photo courtesy Joseph DiTomaso

Common names: sweet vernal grass; vanilla grass

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.

Rating: Limited

Cal-IPC Resources

  • Plant Assessment Form - Information gathered by Cal-IPC on the impacts, rate of spread, and distribution of invasive plants in California. Does not include management information.
  • CalWeedMapper - Statewide maps, climate models, and reports.
  • Cal-IPC News - Our quarterly newsletter. Each issue is available as a pdf.
  • Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings - Presentations and papers from our annual Symposium.
  • Don't Plant a Pest! - Select your region to find non-invasive alternatives to ornamental species. Also see our statewide brochure on trees.

    Other Resources

    Symposium Presentations

    • None for this species.

    Cal-IPC News Articles

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