Bromus hordeaceus 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 hordeaceus L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Annual or sometimes biennial, 3–10 dm; culms glabrous or often puberulent; sheaths and blades hairy, the latter 2–6 mm wide; ligule 0.5–2 mm; infl rather dense, erect, 3–10 cm, its branches usually shorter than the spikelets; spikelets 10–25 mm, 6–9-fld, soft-hairy or rarely glabrous; first glume 5–7 mm, 3(5)-veined; second glume broader, 5–9-veined, 6–9 mm, often awned; lemmas 7–11 mm, ca 7-veined, 1.5–2.2 mm wide on a side, the terminal teeth 1–1.5 mm; awns straight, erect, 3–9 mm; palea shorter than the lemma; anthers 0.2–2 mm; 2n=28. Native of Europe, sparingly intr. in our range in disturbed sites. (B. mollis)

  • Common Names

    soft chess