Bromus tectorum L.
Bromus tectorum, commonly known as downy brome, drooping brome, is a grass.
Bromus tectorum was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.
The grasses reach heights of 5 to 60 centimetres.
Bromus tectorum has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are linear, entire and have parallel venation.
Flowers and Fruits
Bromus tectorum produces flowers that are arranged in panicles from May to June.
The grasses produce caryopses.
Bromus tectorum is native to the whole of Europe, Turkey, the Eastern Mediterranean, the Arabian Peninsula, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia, the Canary Islands, Northwest Africa and Egypt and is naturalized in the British Isles, in Greenland, North America, Central America, South America, in the Philippines, in Australia, New Zealand and in Hawaii.
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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