Bromus kalmii A.Gray

  • 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 kalmii A.Gray

  • Description

    Species Description - Perennial 5–10 dm, the culms loosely clustered or solitary, mostly glabrous except for the often hairy nodes; lvs mostly 3–6 per stem, the nodes mostly exposed; sheaths villous to occasionally glabrous; blades 1–2 dm × 5–10 mm, glabrous or hairy; ligule under 1 mm; infl nodding, 5–10 cm, the relatively few spikelets drooping on slender flexuous pedicels; spikelets 15–25 mm, 6–11-fld, softly villous; first glume 6–7 mm; 3-veined, the second 7–9 mm, 5-veined; lemmas 8–10 mm, 7-veined, obtuse, the awn 2–3 mm, the short lemma-teeth a third as wide as long; 2n=14. Dry woods, rocky banks, and sandy soil; Me. to Minn. and S.D., s. to Md. and Io.