Bromus pubescens Muhl. ex Willd.

Canada Brome

Bromus pubescens plant

Family - Poaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Bromus pubescens nodeNode of stem.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Bromus pubescens sheathArrow shows the closed leaf sheath.

Bromus pubescens sheathPubescence of the leaf sheath.

Bromus pubescens liguleLigule.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Flowers - No info. yet.

Bromus pubescens spikeletSpikelet.

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.