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Bromus latiglumis (Earlyleaf brome)
Smith, R.W.

Bromus latiglumis

Bromus latiglumis (Shear) Hitchc.

Earlyleaf Brome

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Bromus altissimus

USDA Symbol: BRLA4

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

Good cool-season grass for valley sites.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are usually minute and therefore inconspicuous.


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , SC , SD , VA , VT , WI , WV , WY
Canada: NB , ON
Native Habitat: Woodland,Prairie/Meadow/Field

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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