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Bromus lanatipes

Bromus lanatipes (Shear) Rydb.

Woolly Brome

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Bromopsis lanatipes, Bromus anomalus var. lanatipes, Bromus porteri var. lanatipes

USDA Symbol: BRLA6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

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


USA: AZ , CO , NM , OK , TX
Native Habitat: High elevation

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Igneous, Sandy, Sandy Loam

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1238 Collected 2008-10-26 in Jeff Davis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank


Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-16
Research By: TWC Staff

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