Sweetgrass

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Hierochloë odorata – Sipátsimo (Siksika)

Sweetgrass is a fragrant grass with long, satiny leaves. Also known as vanillagrass, mannagrass and holy grass.

Height0.75 m

EdibleN

Medicine:  Y

Other Uses: Y

Poisonous: Y

Soil: Light, loose soil

Watering: Very wet to moist

Sun: Full sun

Usually found at: near rivers, lake edges, and wet meadows, often forming dense patches, from sea level to subalpine zones

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Hierochloë odorata – Sipátsimo (Siksika)

Sweetgrass is a fragrant grass with long, satiny leaves. Also known as vanillagrass, mannagrass and holy grass.

Height0.75 m

EdibleN

Medicine:  Y

Other Uses: Y

Poisonous: Y

Soil: Light, loose soil

Watering: Very wet to moist

Sun: Full sun

Usually found at: near rivers, lake edges, and wet meadows, often forming dense patches, from sea level to subalpine zones

 

Leaves: Flat, bright green leaves can grow up to half a meter long or more, and have a distinctively reddish colour at their base

Flowers: Flowers are small and greenish, and grow in branching clusters at the top of slender, upright stalks

BerriesNone

First Nations usesUsed material for baskets, as well as a scent, medicine and smudge

 

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