- Flower nameAnthoxanthum odoratum
- Scientific nameAnthoxanthum odoratum
- Aliasハルガヤ, スイート･バーナル･グラス, Anthoxanthum odoratum, sweet vernal grass, Vanilla grass
- Place of originEurope and Siberia
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths, Garden, Field
- Flowering seasonMay, June, July
What is Anthoxanthum odoratum
Anthoxanthum odoratum, sweet vernal grass, or vanilla grass (scientific name: Anthoxanthum Odoratum) is a perennial herb of the family Poaceae, native to Europe and Siberia. It is also called harugaya in Japanese or sweet vernal grass. It was introduced to Japan in the early Meiji period (1868-1912) as a pasture grass, but was later lost and has become a naturalized plant in the wild. When the grass is dried, it has a vanilla scent and is used in potpourri and dried flowers.
Common name: Anthoxanthum odoratum, scientific name: Anthoxanthum Odoratum, aka: sweet vernal grass, Origin: Europe and Siberia, Type of life: Perennial, Height: 25-40 cm, Width: 25 cm, Leaf length: 10 cm, Leaf width: 0.3-0.6 cm Leaf shape: linear-lanceolate; flowering season: May-July; flower color: yellowish brown; flower diameter: 3-7 cm; flower shape: conical; uses: dried leaves for potpourri and dried flowers.