The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Sweet Vernal Grass

Latin Name:

Anthoxanthum odoratum

Plant Type:


Edible Part:

Entire plant


Anthoxanthum odoratum is a short-lived perennial grass, commonly known as sweet vernal grass, that is native to acidic grassland in Eurasia and northern Africa. It is grown as a lawn grass and a house plant, due to its sweet scent, and can also be found on unimproved pastures and meadows. It can act to prevent blood from co-aggulating.