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Bromus intermis

Common Name: Smooth Brome Grass
Bromus intermis
Bromus intermis

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Bromus
Species: Bromus inermis

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

Smooth brome grass has long, blade-like and flat leaves.

Habitat & Range

Brome grass is found in fields and along trail-sides. There are multiple sub-species, some of which are native to North America and some that are native to Europe and Asia.

The non-native grass, Bromus inermis inermis, was introduced intentionally as a forage crop and has become invasive in natural spaces.

Life Cycle

This common perennial grass blooms in May through June, and its flowers are branched, 1" spikes.

Featured image by James Dake.


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