CWR plant of the month
The Awnless Brome is a grass that you might not notice at first, but once you do, the burgundy or violet colour and the cigar-shaped small spikes are fairly easy to recognize. The small spikes lacks bristles (they are âunarmedâ - "inermis") or they are very short. Furthermore, the spikes have glumes with a broad, light border that contrasts with the reddish-brown. The Awnless Brome is perennial and disperses easily by underground runners. The name Bromus comes, like so many other plant names, from the Greek Î²Ïá¿¶Î¼Î¿Ï which means "corn".
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