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Sweet Grass
Hierochloe odorata

Sweetgrass is a cool-season grass that blooms in spring and prefers moist environments.

USDA symbol: HIOD

General Information

Plant TypeGrass
Height2 feet
Light ExposurePart Sun, Sun
Soil MoistureMedium
Bloom ColorGreen
Sweet Grass (Sweet Grass<div><em class="small">Hierochloe odorata</em></div>)
Photo credit: Minnesota Wildflowers (Click to enlarge)

Tolerances

Flooding / Inundation ToleranceHigh
General Resilience6
Salt ToleranceHigh

Pollinator Value: None Known

Bloom MonthsJuly to September

Project Planning

Project TypeShoreline Buffer
Coefficient of Conservatism10
Herbivore SensitivityHigh
LifespanPerennial
Rate of SpreadMedium
Soil StabilizationShallow
Vegetative ReproductionClonal

Range

CountyAitkin, Anoka, Becker, Beltrami, Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Cass, Chippewa, Clay, Clearwater, Cook, Cottonwood, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Freeborn, Goodhue, Hennepin, Houston, Hubbard, Itasca, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Kittson, Koochiching, Lac qui, Lake, Lincoln, Lyon, Mahnomen, Marshall, Martin, McLeod, Meeker, Morrison, Mower, Murray, Norman, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pipestone, Polk, Pope, Red Lake, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Roseau, Sherburne, St. Louis, Stearns, Steele, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Wadena, Washington, Watonwan, Wilkin, Winona, Wright, Yellow Medicine