[Sweetgrass and Vernalgrass: The Genus Anthoxanthum in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Sweet Vernalgrass

Anthoxanthum odoratum

Synonyms: Anthoxanthum odoratum ssp. alpinum, Anthoxanthum odoratum ssp. odoratum

Inflorescence of Sweet Vernalgrass: Anthoxanthum odoratum (Synonym: Anthoxanthum odoratum ssp. alpinum, Anthoxanthum odoratum ssp. odoratum)

Sweet vernal grass as seen at Saddle Mountain State Park in the northern Oregon Coast Range..................May 21, 2009.

Inflorescence of Sweet Vernalgrass: Anthoxanthum odoratum (Synonym: Anthoxanthum odoratum ssp. alpinum, Anthoxanthum odoratum ssp. odoratum) -- Sweet Vernalgrass: Anthoxanthum odoratum (Synonym: Anthoxanthum odoratum ssp. alpinum, Anthoxanthum odoratum ssp. odoratum)

Sweet vernal grass as seen at Saddle Mountain State Park in the northern Oregon Coast Range........May 21, 2009.

Inflorescence of Sweet Vernalgrass: Anthoxanthum odoratum (Synonym: Anthoxanthum odoratum ssp. alpinum, Anthoxanthum odoratum ssp. odoratum) - Inflorescence of Sweet Vernalgrass: Anthoxanthum odoratum (Synonym: Anthoxanthum odoratum ssp. alpinum, Anthoxanthum odoratum ssp. odoratum) - Leaf sheath and ligule of Sweet Vernalgrass: Anthoxanthum odoratum (Synonym: Anthoxanthum odoratum ssp. alpinum, Anthoxanthum odoratum ssp. odoratum)

Examples of sweet vernal grass as seen along the Springwater Trail East of Gresham, Oregon...................2011.

Paul Slichter