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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Bromus inermis   FAMILY Poaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bromus inermis ssp. inermis var. inermis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Bromus inermis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-14-004:
Bromus inermis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Bromus inermis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Bromus inermis

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Brome, Hungarian Brome, Awnless Brome


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image of Bromus inermis, Smooth Brome, Hungarian Brome, Awnless Brome

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_bromus_inermis_1

May    Iredell County    NC

Plants with creeping rhizomes, forming clonal colonies, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Bromus inermis, Smooth Brome, Hungarian Brome, Awnless Brome

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_bromus_inermis_2

May    Catawba County    NC

Panicle branches whorled, spreading in flower (contracted at maturity), per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Bromus inermis, Smooth Brome, Hungarian Brome, Awnless Brome

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_bromus_inermis_3

May    Catawba County    NC

Panicle 10-20cm long, erect, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Bromus inermis, Smooth Brome, Hungarian Brome, Awnless Brome

Ohio State Weed Lab Archive, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1550012

Month Unknown        

image of Bromus inermis, Smooth Brome, Hungarian Brome, Awnless Brome

Ohio State Weed Lab Archive, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1554241

Month Unknown        

image of Bromus inermis, Smooth Brome, Hungarian Brome, Awnless Brome

Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California    bug_5387201

Month Unknown        

image of Bromus inermis, Smooth Brome, Hungarian Brome, Awnless Brome

Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California    bug_5387202

Month Unknown        

Leaf wraps stem w a V-shaped notch; ligule < 0.15cm, brownish at the base, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Bromus inermis, Smooth Brome, Hungarian Brome, Awnless Brome

John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org     bug_5391947

Month Unknown        

1-4 stiff branches per node, sticking straight out or slightly up, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Bromus inermis, Smooth Brome, Hungarian Brome, Awnless Brome

Bruce Ackley, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org     bug_5438390

Month Unknown        

The bract enclosing the flower (the lemma) does not have a bristle (awn), per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Bromus inermis   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bromus inermis ssp. inermis var. inermis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Bromus inermis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-14-004:
Bromus inermis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Bromus inermis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Bromus inermis

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2520

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Non-native: Europe

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: Fields, roadsides, clearings, other disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer

Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer
Grain reddish
Grain

 

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