|Scientific Name||Bromus carinatus (Bromus marginatus)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||BRCA5|
|Common Name||Mountain Brome, California Brome||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||40481|
|Description||Life zones and habitat: Plains to subalpine (4500 to 11500 ft.); often in moist soil and partial shade, common in disturbed areas, roadsides, meadows, wetlands and forests.
Plant: Annual or biennial tufted grass, smooth stems 20 to 40 inches tall.
Foliage: Smooth, flat blades from less than 1 to 12 inches long and less than 1/3-inch wide.
Inflorescence: Open, lax panicle with spreading branches, generally 12 to 30 cm long with 1 to 4 spikelets per branch; each spikelet strongly compressed laterally and 20 to 40 mm long and with 6 to 11 florets; glumes are smooth and unequal to nearly equal in length, with lower 7 to 11 mm long, upper 9 to 13 mm, smooth to pubescent; lemmas are usually hairy and 11 to 15 mm long with awn 4 to 8 mm long.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and SEINet.
|BONAP Distribution Map
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