Sweet Vernal Grass
The heavenly scent of sweet grass is somewhere between vanilla and fresh hay, and becomes stronger when dried. It is widely used by Native peoples across North America for basketry as well as a smudge plant. It is a food plant for the larvae of brown and skipper butterflies.
Water: Moist to Dry
Hardiness: Frost Hardy
Habit: Short-lived perennial grass, 9" to 16" tall, flowers April-June
Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: Favors acidic soil
Origin: Eurasia and North Africa