Briza maxima L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Briza maxima L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Annual 2–6 dm; lvs 3–8 mm wide; ligule 2–5 mm; infl to 10 cm, secund, nodding above, with few (to 12) spikelets, these ovate, 12–20 mm, 7–20-fld; glumes 5–7 mm, 5–9-veined; lemmas 6–8 mm; 2n=14. Native of the Mediterranean region, cult. and rarely escaped in our range.

  • Common Names

    big quaking grass