Bromus racemosus 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 racemosus L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Annual 3–10 dm, the culms usually glabrous; lower sheaths evidently hairy, the upper less so or glabrous; panicle 5–15 cm, narrow, erect or eventually nodding, with erect or strongly ascending branches; spikelets 10–15 mm, 4–10-fld; first glume 4–6 mm, the second 4–7 mm; lemmas 6.5–8 mm, elliptic or narrowly oblanceolate, rounded to a hooded tip; awn 5–9 mm, straight; palea slightly shorter than the lemma; rachilla-joints mostly 1–1.5 mm; anthers 1.5–3 mm; 2n=28. Native of Europe, occasionally intr. in disturbed sites in our range, w. to the Pacific.