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Sweetgrass (Hierochloe odorata)


Also Known As: wiingashk (Ojibwe), Vanilla grass, Holy grass
Plant Family: Poaceae
Project BudBurst Plant Group: Grasses

Identification Hints: Sweetgrass is a fragrant, rhizomatous, perennial grass that reaches a height of 30 inches. In summer its flowering structures emerge as loose spikes of golden brown "grains."

Did you Know? Sweetgrass is used in all types of basketry, braided for ornamental pieces, and cut and burned as incense in ceremonies or merely for the pleasurable scent.


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Observational data for Sweetgrass:

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Date Contributor Common Name Species Phenophase Latitude Longitude Obs#
Tue Jun 14 00:00:00 GMT 2016 tlbroad Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Flower Stalk Emerging (None) 32.731560000000000 -96.665200000000000 68351
Tue Jun 14 00:00:00 GMT 2016 tlbroad Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Pollen (None) 32.731560000000000 -96.665200000000000 68352
Tue Jun 14 00:00:00 GMT 2016 tlbroad Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Fruit (None) 32.731560000000000 -96.665200000000000 68353
Tue Jun 14 00:00:00 GMT 2016 tlbroad Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Flower Stalk Emerging (Middle) 32.731560000000000 -96.665200000000000 68354
Tue Jun 14 00:00:00 GMT 2016 tlbroad Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Pollen (None) 32.731560000000000 -96.665200000000000 68355
Tue Jun 14 00:00:00 GMT 2016 tlbroad Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Fruit (None) 32.731560000000000 -96.665200000000000 68356
Wed Apr 19 00:00:00 GMT 2017 JulianaWalrod Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Flower Stalk Emerging (Middle) 37.452172000000000 -122.119882000000000 80410
Wed Apr 19 00:00:00 GMT 2017 JulianaWalrod Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Pollen (Early) 37.452172000000000 -122.119882000000000 80411
Wed Apr 19 00:00:00 GMT 2017 JulianaWalrod Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Fruit (None) 37.452172000000000 -122.119882000000000 80412
Sun May 07 00:00:00 GMT 2017 le Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Flower Stalk Emerging (Middle) 37.434980000000000 -122.139380000000000 81884
Sun May 07 00:00:00 GMT 2017 le Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Pollen (Middle) 37.434980000000000 -122.139380000000000 81885
Sun May 07 00:00:00 GMT 2017 le Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Fruit (None) 37.434980000000000 -122.139380000000000 81886
Fri Apr 28 00:00:00 GMT 2017 jupiterpoe Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Flower Stalk Emerging (None) 37.439710000000000 -122.148020000000000 82932
Fri Apr 28 00:00:00 GMT 2017 jupiterpoe Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Pollen (None) 37.439710000000000 -122.148020000000000 82933
Fri Apr 28 00:00:00 GMT 2017 jupiterpoe Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Fruit (None) 37.439710000000000 -122.148020000000000 82934
Mon May 08 00:00:00 GMT 2017 jupiterpoe Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Flower Stalk Emerging (Middle) 37.439710000000000 -122.148020000000000 82935
Mon May 08 00:00:00 GMT 2017 jupiterpoe Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Pollen (Early) 37.439710000000000 -122.148020000000000 82936
Mon May 08 00:00:00 GMT 2017 jupiterpoe Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Fruit (None) 37.439710000000000 -122.148020000000000 82937
Sat May 06 00:00:00 GMT 2017 alixbarry Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata First Flowering/Pollen 37.450800000000000 -122.106060000000000 84149
Tue May 16 00:00:00 GMT 2017 alixbarry Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Full Flowering/Pollen 37.450800000000000 -122.106060000000000 84150
Thu May 18 00:00:00 GMT 2017 alixbarry Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata First Ripe Fruit 37.450800000000000 -122.106060000000000 84151
Sat May 20 00:00:00 GMT 2017 alixbarry Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Full Fruiting 37.450800000000000 -122.106060000000000 84152
Sun Apr 16 00:00:00 GMT 2017 abadsinger Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Flower Stalk Emerging (Middle) 37.441880000000000 -122.143020000000000 84410
Sun Apr 16 00:00:00 GMT 2017 abadsinger Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Pollen (Early) 37.441880000000000 -122.143020000000000 84411
Sun Apr 16 00:00:00 GMT 2017 abadsinger Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Fruit (Early) 37.441880000000000 -122.143020000000000 84412
Sun May 21 00:00:00 GMT 2017 af95022534 Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Flower Stalk Emerging (None) 37.452810000000000 -122.135740000000000 84750
Sun May 21 00:00:00 GMT 2017 af95022534 Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Pollen (Early) 37.452810000000000 -122.135740000000000 84751
Sun May 21 00:00:00 GMT 2017 af95022534 Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Fruit (None) 37.452810000000000 -122.135740000000000 84752
Wed May 10 00:00:00 GMT 2017 SophiaVera Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Flower Stalk Emerging (None) 37.454970000000000 -122.110780000000000 84765
Wed May 10 00:00:00 GMT 2017 SophiaVera Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Pollen (None) 37.454970000000000 -122.110780000000000 84766
Wed May 10 00:00:00 GMT 2017 SophiaVera Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Fruit (None) 37.454970000000000 -122.110780000000000 84767
Sat Apr 15 00:00:00 GMT 2017 FinF Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Flower Stalk Emerging (Middle) 37.441880000000000 -122.143020000000000 84874
Sat Apr 15 00:00:00 GMT 2017 FinF Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Flower Stalk Emerging (Middle) 37.441880000000000 -122.143020000000000 84875
Sat Apr 15 00:00:00 GMT 2017 FinF Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Flower Stalk Emerging (Middle) 37.441880000000000 -122.143020000000000 84876
Sat Apr 15 00:00:00 GMT 2017 FinF Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Pollen (None) 37.441880000000000 -122.143020000000000 84877
Sat Apr 15 00:00:00 GMT 2017 FinF Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Pollen (None) 37.441880000000000 -122.143020000000000 84878
Sat Apr 15 00:00:00 GMT 2017 FinF Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Pollen (None) 37.441880000000000 -122.143020000000000 84879
Sat Apr 15 00:00:00 GMT 2017 FinF Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Fruit (Early) 37.441880000000000 -122.143020000000000 84880
Sat Apr 15 00:00:00 GMT 2017 FinF Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Fruit (Early) 37.441880000000000 -122.143020000000000 84881
Sat Apr 15 00:00:00 GMT 2017 FinF Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Fruit (Early) 37.441880000000000 -122.143020000000000 84882
Wed May 03 00:00:00 GMT 2017 TYawesome Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Flower Stalk Emerging (Middle) 37.449157000000000 -122.141715000000000 85663
Wed May 03 00:00:00 GMT 2017 TYawesome Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Pollen (Early) 37.449157000000000 -122.141715000000000 85664
Wed May 03 00:00:00 GMT 2017 TYawesome Sweetgrass Hierochloe odorata Fruit (None) 37.449157000000000 -122.141715000000000 85665

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