Herb: Sweet Grass
Latin name: Puccinellia distans
Synonyms: Glyceria distans, Poa distans
Family: Gramineae (Grass Family)
Edible parts of Sweet Grass:Seed - cooked. No more information is given, but the seed can probably be used as pinole, or can be ground into a powder and used as a thickener in soups or with cereal flours when making bread, cakes etc.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Salt marshes, muddy estuaries and occasionally on sandy ground inland.
Propagation of Sweet Grass:Seed - surface sow in pots in the spring and do not allow to dry out. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in the spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Salt marshes, muddy estuaries and occasionally on sandy ground inland.
Medicinal use of Sweet Grass:None known
Known hazards of Puccinellia distans:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.