Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3035

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

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

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Spikelets reddish at maturity
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Spikelets reddish at maturity
Grain

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Bromus tectorum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bromus tectorum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-14-001:
Bromus tectorum   FAMILY Poaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Downy Brome, Downy Chess, Downy Cheat, Cheatgrass