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Hierochloe hirta (Northern sweetgrass)
Smith, R.W.

Hierochloe hirta

Hierochloe hirta (Schrank) Borbás

Northern Sweetgrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , DE , IA , ID , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , MI , MN , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OR , PA , SD , UT , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY

Additional resources

USDA: Find Hierochloe hirta in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hierochloe hirta in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hierochloe hirta


Record Modified: 2012-10-03
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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