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Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants


Bromus ciliatus - fringed brome

Plant Form:Grass

Family: Poaceae


   
 
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Seedhead
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Spikelets
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  Grass Description -   Glossary of Grass Terminology

Origin: Native    Season: Cool
Habitat Description: Grows in damp meadows, thickets, woods, stream banks and forest openings.
Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 6000 - 10000 feet

General Description

Desc: An erect perennial, rather slender bunchgrass with a well-developed root system. Stems are usually 1 1/2 to 3 feet tall.
Grass Type: Perennial bunchgrass  Rhizomes: N  Stolons: N
Leaf Arrangement: Leaves basal and erect  Large Dense Clump (> 2 feet): N  Bushy (highly branched): N
Height with Seedheads: 24 to 36 inches
Seedhead Structure: Branched - open and spreading  Seedhead Droops: Y
Flowering Period: May - Jul



Flower Characteristics

Number of Flowers per Spikelet: Multi-flowered  Spikelet Arrangement: End of branches
Awns: Less than 1/4 inch   Three Awns: N  Awns Bent: N

Flower and Seedhead Notes: Slender drooping several flowered branches. Glumes, 1st one-nerved. Fringed spikelets (lemmas hairy near margins) and lanceolate (several times longer than wide and tapering at apex).


Vegetative Characteristics

Blade Hairy: Y  Blade with White Margin: N  Blade Cross Section: Flat  
Blade Notes: Blades 5 incheslong, 4–10 mm wide, flat, bottom surfaces usually smooth without hairs, sometimes soft-hairy, top surfaces usually soft-hairy, sometimes without hairs.
Sheath Hairy: Y  Tuft of Hairs Top of Sheath or Collar: N  Ligules: Membranous
Auricles (Ear-like lobes at base of blades): Y
Vegetative Notes: Basal sheaths usually soft-hairy, sometimes without hairs; upper sheaths without hairs, auricles sometimes present; ligules 0.4–1.4 mm.

Forage Value: Good.


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