Monday, August 26, 2019

What is Brome?

Pinkish tan colored bromus grass plants found in Ojai, California. July, 2019. © Evan's Studio.
Pinkish tan colored bromus grass plants found in Ojai, California. July, 2019. © Evan's Studio.
 

What Is Brome?

Brome is a large genus of grasses - the bromus genus. They belong in the Bromeae tribe.

What Are Common Names For Brome?

There are several common names for Brome:
bromus, brome grasses, bromegrasses, cheat grasses, chess grasses, and bromus grasses 

How Many Species of Bromegrass Are There?

According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, there are 160 species in the Poaceae family. 

Tell me more About Bromus

The grasses have both annual and perennial species and are native to temperate regions. 
 Many bromegrasses are considered invasive species.