Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
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Read more about Earlyleaf Brome at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 24 (2007)
INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-14-006?:
Bromus purgans FAMILY Poaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Riverbank Brome, Auricled Brome, Hairy Woodbrome, Earlyleaf Brome
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Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 24
Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Habitat: alluvial soils along rivers, per Weakley's Flora
Native to North Carolina
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Plants not strongly rhizomatous, the stems solitary or tufted
Inflorescence a panicle
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