Anthoxanthum odoratum L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Anthoxanthum odoratum L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Tufted perennial 3–7 dm; lvs mostly near the base, 2–5 mm wide, the upper much shorter; ligules (1–)2–3 mm; panicle spike-like, long-exsert, 3–9 cm; glumes scabrous on the keel to villous throughout, the first 4 mm, the second 7–9 mm; sterile lemmas 3–3.5 mm, golden-silky, the awn of the second about equaling the second glume; fertile lemma suborbicular, 2 mm; 2n=10, 20. Native of Europe, intr. in lawns, meadows, roadsides, and waste places from Nf. to Ga., w. to Mich., Ill., and La.