Vanilla Grass, Holy Grass
Long-lived polycarpic perennial
Circumboreal South to NJ, OH, IA and AZ
Dried foliage releases a sweet vanilla scent. Long blades can be braided and burned as incense and also made into sweet grass baskets.
Source of plant
Prairie Moon Nursery
Vigorously spreading deciduous perennial grass with far-reaching white rhizomes, which form compact tufts growing up to 20". Leaves aromatic when bruised; early-blooming, the inflorescence being produced from March to May.
USDA Hardiness Zone
fragrance, flowering season, fiber, other ethnobotanical uses