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Bromus ciliatus (Fringed brome)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Bromus ciliatus

Bromus ciliatus L.

Fringed brome

Poaceae (Grass Family)


USDA Symbol: BRCI2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)

Drooping florets oat-like appearance. Cool-season, clump-forming grass. Often with conifers such as cedars (Ontario Native Plants 2002)


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Inflorescence: Spikelet
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Leaf: Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , CT , IA , ID , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OR , PA , RI , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: AB , NB , NS , ON , PE , SK
Native Habitat: Prairie/Meadow/Field,Swamp/Marsh

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

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From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

North American Native Plant Society - Etobicoke, ON

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Bromus ciliatus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Bromus ciliatus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Bromus ciliatus


Record Modified: 2007-12-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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