sweet grass

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sweet grass

n
1. an aromatic grass (Hierochloe odorata), traditionally used in Native American rituals
2. See flote grass
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Noun1.sweet grass - any of several moisture-loving grasses of the genus Glyceria having sweet flavor or odorsweet grass - any of several moisture-loving grasses of the genus Glyceria having sweet flavor or odor
genus Glyceria, Glyceria - manna grass
Glyceria grandis, reed meadow grass - a pasture grass of moist places throughout North America
meadow grass, meadowgrass - any of various grasses that thrive in the presence of abundant moisture
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One of such potentially health promoting plants is sweet grass (Hierochloe odorata), which belongs to the Graminacae family.
Of the 210 native species documented, nine have a coefficient of conservatism of 10, including Arnoglossum plantagineum, Cypripedium candidum, Eleocharis elliptica, Hierochloe hirta subsp, arctica (= Hierochloe odorata), Hypericum ascyron, Lithospermum canescens, Lobelia kalmii, Prenanthes racemosa, and Oligoneuron ohioense.
Numerous plant materials have been used as incense because or their fragrances, but two native plants stand out: sweetgrass (Hierochloe odorata) and white sage (Salvia apiana).