Spring-Grass, the Sweet-scented, or Vernal-grass, An-thoxanthum odorutum, L. an indigenous perennial, growing in meadows and pastures; flowering in the months of May and June. - This is one of the earliest British pasture-grasses, and occasions the delicate flavour perceptible in newly-made hay. It is eagerly eaten by cows, horses, goats, and sheep; on account of its aromatic taste, and juicy, nutritive nature. - Mr. Swayne, however, observes, that it abounds in wet lands, particularly on peat-bogs; and that it appears to be of little consequence ; as it is neither very productive to the farmer, nor palatable to cattle. - Nevertheless, other agriculturists are of a different opinion ; and Mr. Sole (Letters and Papers of the Bath and West of England Society, . vol. ix.) conceives that the vernal-grass would be an useful addition to meadows, by sowing it in the proportion of one-eighth. This judicious advice, every practical husbandman will be induced to adopt; as it is a well-known fact, that this fragrant herb not only remarkably spreads, and increases in its bushy stalks, when cultivated in favourable situations, but it also effectu-ally checks the growth of moss, in sour meadows. - It is farther remarkable, that the root of this grass possesses a strong odour, resembling that of' musk. - The dried blossoms are, on the Continent, employed for imparting an agreeable, flavour to snuff and tobacco.