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
  • 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.