Anthoxanthum odoratum

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Sweet Vernal Grass: for more photos, see Sitka Nature Photo Gallery for Anthoxanthum odoratum
Sweet Vernal Grass (Anthoxanthum odoratum): Introduced grass with contracted or spike-like panicle

Few collections. Reported in AKEPIC database from Sitka, Petersburg, Wrangell, and Ketchikan.

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Other References

  • Muller: Sitka area; waste places, intro
  • Hall 2010: [not treated]
  • Skinner, et al 2012: "An introduced grass used to add fragrance to forage in Europe, but unpalatable to farm animals because of its bitter taste. Appears to be eliminating grass species on coastal bluffs in southern British Columbia, but its invasive nature is unknown in Alaska."

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