Bromus ciliatus 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

    Bromus ciliatus L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Perennial 6–12 dm, the culms few or even solitary, glabrous, or hairy at the nodes; sheaths pilose or seldom glabrous, often overlapping; blades 4–10 mm wide, glabrous to sparsely villous on one or both sides; ligule 0.3–1(–1.5) mm; infl 1–2 dm, loose and open with slender, often flexuous, drooping or spreading branches to 15 cm; spikelets drooping, 15–25 mm, 4–10- fld; glumes glabrous or at most scabrous to minutely hispid, the first lance-subulate, 5–8 mm, 1-veined (rarely with a faint pair of lateral veins), the second lanceolate, 7–10 mm, 3-veined, often short-awned; lemmas 10–13 mm, rather long-hairy near the margins, especially toward the base, glabrous or nearly so on the back; awns 3–5 mm; anthers 0.9–1.7 mm; 2n=14, 28, 56. Moist woods and other wet places; Lab. and Nf. to Alas., s. to Pa. (and in the mts. to Tenn.), Mo., and Tex. (B. dudleyi)

  • Common Names

    fringed brome