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Rim Country N. of Sedona
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Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants


Bromus inermis - smooth brome

Plant Form:Grass

Family: Poaceae


   
 
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Red Rock State Park
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Seedheads - summer
Red Rock State Park
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Spikelets
Rim Country N. of Sedona
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Spikelets
Rim Country N. of Sedona
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  Grass Description -   Glossary of Grass Terminology

Origin: Introduced    Season: Warm
Habitat Description: Tall perennial frequently escapes to roadsides, ditches and moist wooded areas.
Plant Communities: Pinyon Juniper Woodland
Elevation: Not determined

General Description

Desc: Tall perennial, wide long leaves, robust seedhead.
Grass Type: Perennial bunchgrass  Rhizomes: Y  Stolons: N
Leaf Arrangement: Leaves basal and along stems  Large Dense Clump (> 2 feet): N  Bushy (highly branched): N
Height with Seedheads: 24 to 36 inches
Seedhead Structure: Branched - contracted  Seedhead Droops: Y
Flowering Period: Jun - Aug



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: Seedheads are erect with ascending branches. Spikelets, not strongly flattened, round in cross section before flowering. First glume 1-nerved. Seedheads erect with ascending branches, lemmas awnless or with very short awns.


Vegetative Characteristics

Blade Hairy: N  Blade with White Margin: N  Blade Cross Section: Flat  
Blade Notes: Blades 4-17 inches long, 5–15 mm wide, flat, usually smooth without hairs, rarely clothed with soft hairs or down.
Sheath Hairy: N  Tuft of Hairs Top of Sheath or Collar: N  Ligules: Membranous
Auricles (Ear-like lobes at base of blades): Y
Vegetative Notes: Sheaths usually smooth without hairs, rarely clothed with soft hairs or down or soft-hairy; auricles sometimes present; ligules to 3 mm, as though abruptly "chopped off", irregularly notched at the apex, appearing gnawed or eroded.

Forage Value: Good, widely planted in the United States for pasture and hay.


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