Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Learn more about Downy Brome from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Downy Brome, Downy Chess, Downy Cheat, Cheatgrass
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Tom Heutte, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org bug_1383019
Its ligules are 0.04-0.1 in. (1-2.5 mm) long, per www.invasive.org.
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org bug_5270027
Panicles generally nodding; spikelets drooping, each 2-3.5cm long, per www.invasive.org.
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org bug_5364419
The glumes are awl-shaped, per www.invasive.org.
Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org bug_5387165
The leaf sheaths and blades are covered with soft short hairs, per www.invasive.org.
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org bug_5449007
Panicles 5-20cm long, have numerous branches, and retain an open quality, per www.invasive.org.
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org bug_5449047
B. tectorum has a fibrous root system that is finely divided, per www.invasive.org.
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org bug_5449049
The leaves are 0.08-0.16 in. (2-4 mm) wide and up to 8 in. (20 cm) long, per www.invasive.org.
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org bug_5449075
Seeds can germinate in fall or spring; fall germination is more common, per www.invasive.org.
D. Walters and C. Southwick, Table Grape Weed Disseminule ID, USDA APHIS ITP, B bug_5461369
Lemmas narrowly lanceolate, toothed, with slender straight awns, per www.invasive.org.