Bromus pubescens Spreng.

Canada Brome


CC = 5
CW = 5
MOC = 75

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Family - Poaceae/Bromeae

Stems - No info. yet.

Bromus_pubescens_node.jpg Node of stem.

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Leaves - No info. yet.

Bromus_pubescens_sheath1.jpg Arrow shows the closed leaf sheath.

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Bromus_pubescens_sheath2.jpg Pubescence of the leaf sheath.

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Bromus_pubescens_ligule.jpg Ligule.

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Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Flowers - No info. yet.

Bromus_pubescens_spikelet.jpg Spikelet.

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Flowering - May - July.

Habitat - Mesic to dry upland forests, ravines, streambanks, bluff ledges, bottoms, old fields, roadsides.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This is one of the few native species of Bromus in Missouri and it is one of the most easily recognized and common species also. The plant can be found nearly throughout the state but it is less common in the north-central portions of Missouri. B. pubescens grows to over 1m tall and can be recognized by its drooping inflorescences, closed leaf sheaths, and pubescent stems and leaves.
In Steyermark this species was called B. purgans L., that name is no longer used.

Photographs taken near Stegal Mountain, MO., 5-26-03.