SWEETGRASS-(Hierochloe odorata) Also called Seneca grass, holy grass or vanilla grass. This very special herb's sweet vanilla-like scent is like the breath of the Earth mother, bringing the blessing of Mother Earth's love. Sweetgrass is burned to remind us of essence of the feminine and that the earth provides us with everything we need. Native tribes in North Americans consider it a sacred plant. It is usually braided, dried, and burned. Sweetgrass braids smoulder and doesn't produce an open flame when burned.