Anthoxanthum odoratum   Sweet Vernal-grass CCC DD N

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This is a shortish grass which starts to shoot in early Spring but which you can still see flowering in summer. I tend to see it in shortish grassland where it wouldn't be swamped but it will grow anywhere - on acid or basic soils.

This grass is recorded from virtually every corner of the British Isles.

LHS: Verge of Newborough Forest April 5th 2005 RHS Great Orme 24th April 2008

Added on April 5th 2005, updated 12th July 2008, updated 27th Feb 2010, updated 29th January 2021

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