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Bromus anomalus (Nodding brome)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Bromus anomalus

Bromus anomalus Rupr. ex Fourn.

Nodding Brome

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Bromopsis anomala


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Leaf: Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May


Canada: AB , SK
Native Habitat: Woodland,Wet Meadow/Prairie/Field

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium


Attracts: Birds

Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)

Orange-edged Roadside-Skipper
(Amblyscirtes fimbriata)

Larval Host
Learn more at BAMONA

Find Seed or Plants

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2013-08-13
Research By: TWC Staff

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