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[mass noun] A sweet-scented Eurasian grass which is sometimes grown as a meadow or hay grass.
- ‘Kentucky bluegrass, hairy goldenrod, and sweet vernal grass, accounted for 57% of herb importance.’
- ‘Recently, several samples of sweet vernal grass have been sent in for identification.’
- ‘Especially when cultivated in lowlands or in humid weather, sweet vernal grass is very sensitive to rust and leaf diseases.’
- ‘In many places it is found growing with Danthonia semi-annularis, and the introduced sweet vernal grass and yellow suckling.’
- ‘The photo shows the seed heads of both species, with those of sweet vernal grass being greener and narrower.’
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