24 Juni 2010

The Olfactory Grass

The Olfactory grass (Anthoxanthum odoratum) is a perennial, sod-forming plant that belongs to the grass family (Gramineae or Poaceae). The plant has a toffee-like (coumarin) smell, the plant which the Dutch named it. The botanical name is derived from Anthoxanthum Anthos Greek that means that yellow flower and Xanthos. The plant is native to Eurasia.

The plant is 1910-1980 cm high, is a rhizome and has an unbranched stalk. The matt green leaves are 3-7 mm wide and 2 mm long, hairy tongue at the base. The lower leaf sheaths are short hairs. The young leaf is rolled from the leaf sheath appear.

Source: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gewoon_reukgras

See also: International Flower Delivery, Florist

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