Anthoxanthum odoratum

Anthoxanthum odoratum

  • Anthoxanthum odoratum
  • Anthoxanthum odoratum
  • Flower name
    Anthoxanthum odoratum
  • Scientific name
    Anthoxanthum 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.


  • Eye
    Poales
  • Family
    Poaceae
  • Genus
    Anthoxanthum
  • Species
    A. odoratum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cone / Compound inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Ovate/elliptic
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeperennial herb
  • Flower colorsBrown
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height25.0 ~ 40.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower3.0 ~ 7.0 cm

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